Samuel Murray, c. 1890 by Thomas Eakins. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 83.73
Samuel Murray
Date: American sculptor, 1869–1941
Biography: Sculptor Samuel Murray was a student, studio mate, and close friend of the painter Thomas Eakins. Born in Philadelphia, at age 17 he enrolled with Eakins at the Art Students' League of Philadelphia. He quickly became a favorite, and the sculptor became Eakins' assistant and in 1892 an instructor at the League. Murray and Eakins shared a studio and sometimes depicted the same models