• Of course, it is well to go abroad and see the works of the old masters, but Americans... must strike out for themselves, and only by doing this will we create a great and distinctly American art.

    Thomas Eakins, Lloyd Goodrich, Whitney Museum of American Art (1970). “Thomas Eakins: retrospective exhibition, September 22 to November 21, 1970, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York”