Gordon Hendricks (1917 – 1980) was an art historian and film historian.
- Some have considered such photographs as evidence that Eakins, if not homosexual or bisexual, was at least homoerotic. But the artist would undoubtedly have done the same thing with his women students if such a thing had been possible.
- Gordon Hendricks: "The Life And Work Of Thomas Eakins", Grossman Publishers : New York 1974, ISBN 0-670-42795-0, p. 160
- The photographs were studies for Eakins' painting Swimming, Hendricks was the first to connect Eakins with homosexuality.