Jacob Epstein

Sir Jacob Epstein KBE (10 November 1880 – 21 August 1959) was an American-British sculptor who helped pioneer modern sculpture.[1][2][3][4] 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.[5]


Jacob Epstein

Jacob Epstein, photographed in 1921 by George Charles Beresford
Born10 November 1880
Died21 August 1959(1959-08-21) (aged 78)
Kensington, London, England
NationalityBritish / United States
Alma mater
Known forSculpture
Spouse(s)
  • Margaret Dunlop
    (m. 1906; died 1947)
  • (m. 1955)