Sir Jacob Epstein
Person Male Born 10/11/1880 Died 21/8/1959
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. There is also the Pieta in the Trade Union Congress House in Great Russell Street. It's in the internal courtyard which can be seen from the cafe.