Larger Type
Smaller Type

Search Collections

Jacob Epstein

Born:
New York, New York 1880

Died:
London, England 1959

Biography

Sculptor who emigrated from the U.S. to England and became one of the country's leading artists. His portrait and figure work was well received and included depictions of Paul Robeson, T.S. Eliot and John Gielgud. His public commissions, however, were frequently assailed as modernism at its worst.

Joan Stahl American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection (Washington, D.C. and Mineola, New York: National Museum of American Art and Dover Publications, Inc., 1995)