Plaque

Sir Jacob Epstein - Loughton

Inscription

Sir Jacob Epstein, sculptor, born 1880 died 1959, lived in this house from 1933 to 1950.

Site: Sir Jacob Epstein - Loughton (1 memorial)

IG10, Baldwin's Hill, 50, Deerhurst

Local London carries a post about Epstein in Loughton: The local historian Georgina Green wrote: "I interviewed Cliff Ambrose in 1984 (when he was aged 74) and he remembered watching Jacob Epstein working in a shed in a garden near the Forester’s Arms, Loughton, in the mid-1920s. Nora Deery (1899 – 1990), daughter of Forest Keeper Joseph Deery, confirmed that originally Epstein lived at no.49 Baldwin’s Hill where he had a shed in the back garden which could be seen from Whitaker’s Way. She remembered watching him working in this studio, carving the statue of ‘Rima’ which is in Hyde Park. Later Epstein moved across the road to no.50 ... Epstein’s studio at the back of no.49 Baldwin’s Hill survived for over 90 years but on July 31, 2018 the shed was demolished and thrown into a skip which was emptied that same evening."

The article goes on to quote Nora Deery's views of Epstein, and quotes from his autobiography on his working methods while in Loughton.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Sir Jacob Epstein - Loughton

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Sir Jacob Epstein

Sculptor and painter, renowned for producing controversial works of art that ...

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