Jacob (Sir) Epstein
(1880 - 1959)
Jacob (Sir) Epstein was active/lived in New York / England, United Kingdom. Jacob Epstein is known for modernist sculpture-monumental portrait, figure, flower painting.
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Famous expressionist figurative sculptor Jacob Epstein was born of Russian and Polish parents in the United States on New York City's Lower East Side in 1880, but became an English citizen in 1907 after moving to London in 1905. Epstein married Kathleen Garman in the 1920s. He was knighted in 1954.
Epstein exhibited in the epoch-making Armory Show in 1913 in New York City. His fifteen-inch-high, smoothly-modeled bronze bust of Euphemia Lamb with sadly downcast eyenow in the collection of The Tate Gallery, London, England--was loaned to the Armory Show by the important collector John Quinn. Epstein's piece was exhibited in Gallery A, devoted to American Sculpture and Decorative Art, with works by Andrew Dasburg, Che
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