Person    | Male  Born 10/11/1880  Died 21/8/1959

Sir Jacob Epstein

Categories: Art, Sculpture

Countries: USA

Sculptor and painter, renowned for producing controversial works of art that challenged the taboos of his time. Born New York City and arrived in London, via Paris, in 1905. 1909 - 1914 had a studio at Roper's Gardens. Died at home at Hyde Park Gate.

Other works in London include two sculptures on the (Charles Holden designed) London Underground building at 55 Broadway: Night and Day, on the north and south respectively. See Ornamental Passions for pictures and the cocky story. Ornamental Passions also has the details on: the Virgin and Child on the north side of Cavendish Square and the Rush of Green at Hyde Park Edinburgh Gate.

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

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Sir Jacob Epstein

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Sir Jacob Epstein - Loughton

Sir Jacob Epstein, sculptor, born 1880 died 1959, lived in this house from 19...

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Sir Jacob Epstein - Roper's Garden

The text is inscribed on the reverse of the relief.

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Sir Jacob Epstein - SW7

The house of Sir Jacob Epstein, sculptor, lived and died here, 1929-1959.

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Zimbabwe House - Epstein

Don’t believe Wikipedia when it says that "the mutilated condition of many of...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Sir Jacob Epstein

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Epstein at TUC

This sculpture was commissioned for the building as a war memorial commemorat...

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Sir Jacob Epstein - Roper's Garden

The text is inscribed on the reverse of the relief.

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Smuts statue

Winston Churchill wanted to unveil this statue but illness prevented.

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W. H. Hudson Memorial

The sculpture represents Rima, the nature-spirit heroine of Hudson's book "Gr...

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Zimbabwe House - Epstein

Don’t believe Wikipedia when it says that "the mutilated condition of many of...

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