Jacob Epstein

Nov 10, 1880 - Aug 19, 1959

Sir Jacob Epstein KBE was an American-British sculptor who helped pioneer modern sculpture. He was born in the United States, and moved to Europe in 1902, becoming a British subject in 1911. He often produced controversial works which challenged ideas on what was appropriate subject matter for public artworks. He also made paintings and drawings, and often exhibited his work.
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“A wife, a lover, can perhaps never see what the artist sees. They rarely ever do. Perhaps a really mediocre artist has more chance of success.”

Jacob Epstein
Nov 10, 1880 - Aug 19, 1959
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