(b Newport, KY, 5 Oct 1851; d Fort Washington, PA, 16 June 1912).
American painter and teacher. In 1872 he moved to New York, where he
enrolled at the National Academy of Design. By 1875 he had advanced
to the life class but found the Academy Ďa rotten old institutioní.
Moving to Philadelphia, Anshutz entered a life class taught by
Thomas Eakins at the Philadelphia Sketch Club and transferred to the
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts when it opened its new
building in 1876. Continuing to study under Eakins and Christian
Schussele (1824/6Ė79), Anshutz soon became Eakinsís assistant
demonstrator for anatomy courses taught by the surgeon William
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