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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“The artist who imagines that he puts his best into a portrait in order to produce something good, which will be a pleasure to the sitter and to himself, will have some bitter experiences.”

Jacob Epstein
Nov 10, 1880 - Aug 19, 1959
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