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Jacob Epstein
Date of birth: 10 November 1880
Date of death: 19 August 1959
Country Of Origin: America


    Sir Jacob Epstein (10 November 1880 – 19 August 1959) was an American-born sculptor who worked chiefly in the UK, where he pioneered modern sculpture, often producing controversial works that challenged taboos concerning what public artworks appropriately depict.

Epstein's parents were Polish refugees living in New York's Lower East Side, Manhattan. He studied art there as a teenager, sketching the city, and joined the Art Students .... (More...)
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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.

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