Epstein, Jacob, 1880-1959

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Jacob Epstein was born on 10 November 1880 in New York. While working in a bronze foundry, he studied sculptural modelling at evening classes. In 1902, he went to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Academie Julian. He moved to London in 1905, where he settled permanently, becoming a British subject in 1911. Among his major works is a figure of Christ in bronze, made during the First World War, which was bought by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Epstein was knighted in 1954 and died in London in August 1959.

From the guide to the Jacob Epstein collection, 1927-1931, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

British sculptor of American birth.

From the description of Bust of Professor Elias Avery Lowe (1879-1969) [sculpture]. 19-- (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906564

British sculptor, born in New York City.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London [but postmarked Loughton, Essex], to Elias Leow [Lowe] in Oxford, [1935 Aug. 15]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614472

Epithet: Knight; sculptor

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000750.0x00011e

Sir Jacob Epstein was a British artist known primarily for his work as a sculptor.

From the description of Jacob Epstein drawings, and notes, 1938 and 1978. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 40804522

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creatorOf Jacob Epstein collection, 1927-1931 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Foster-Murphy collection, 1900-1969 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf John Lane Company. Records of the John Lane Company, 1856-1933 (bulk, 1894-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Milch, David, 1945-. Hill Street blues. Queen for a day : teleplay / by David Milch, Mark Frost, Jacob Epstein, and Elia Katz. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Hermann E. Simon Collection, 1908-1989, bulk 1918-1945 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006. Arnold Newman interviews, 1971 July 17-1971 Aug. 23. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Vol. CXIX. 1912-1913.Robert Baldwin Ross, literary executor of Oscar Wilde: Lilias Margaret Frances Bathurst, wife of Seymour, 7th Earl Bathurst: Letter, etc., to Robert Baldwin Ross from Lilias Margaret Frances Bathurst: 1912: Signed.T. Werner Lauri..., 1912-1913 British Library
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : [London], to Henry Watson Kent, [1933, copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Epstein, Jacob. Hill Street blues. Two easy pieces : teleplay / by Jacob Epstein, Dick Wolf, Robert Ward ; story by Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Walon Green. Texas State University-San Marcos, Albert B. Alkek Library
referencedIn Epstein, Michael D., 1938-. [Lt. Col. Sir Michael D. Epstein collection]. Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Pritzker Military Library
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams: Correspondence, 1958 British Library
creatorOf Epstein, Jacob. Hill Street blues. The rise and fall of Paul the Wall : teleplay / by Jacob Epstein. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Lewis, Jeffrey. Hill Street blues. The life and time of Domenic Florio, Jr. : teleplay / by Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Mark Frost, Jacob Epstein. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf CECIL GRAY PAPERS. Vol. XI (ff. 230). A-F. Including letters of Denis ApIvor, Michael Ayrton, Bela Bartok, Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss, Roy Campbell, Boris de Chrustchoff, Frederick and Jelka Delius, Norman Douglas, Jacob Epstein; 1916-1950, n.d. Partly..., 1916-1950 British Library
creatorOf Lewis, Jeffrey. Hill Street blues. G.Q. : teleplay / by Jeffrey Lewis, Roger Director, Jacob Epstein, Elia Katz. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Eccles Bequest. Vol. CLXXXI. Photographs of the following, with some caricatures; 1886-1982, n.d.1. Lord Alfred Douglas; 1895, 1982, n.d. With photographs taken by H. Montgomery Hyde of the birthplace of Douglas and the church in which he was baptise..., 1886-1982 British Library
creatorOf Kistler, Aline. Aline Kistler papers, 1930-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Epstein, Jacob Sir, 1880-1959. [Jacob Epstein : International Art & Artists File]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006,. Oral history interview with Arnold Newman, 1971 July 17-Aug. 23 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959. Autograph letter signed : London [but postmarked Loughton, Essex], to Elias Leow [Lowe] in Oxford, [1935 Aug. 15]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Morris S. Lazaron Papers., 1851-1979, 1930-1950 The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Milch, David. Hill Street blues. Blues in the night : [script / David Milch, Walon Green, Jacob Epstein]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Central Press Photograph (London). Press photographs of early twentieth century artists and sculptors. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Sir Charles Reilly collection, 1931 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn John Lane Company Records TXRC00-A11., 1856-1933, bulk 1894-1930 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn memorial collection in the New York Public Library, 1901-1925. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959. Sir Jacob Epstein : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings, ca. 1930-2000. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
creatorOf Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959. Bust of Professor Elias Avery Lowe (1879-1969) [sculpture]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Jacob Epstein collection, 1927-1931 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn John Quinn papers, 1901-1926 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Letters from Jacob Epstein to Edward W. Ordway, 1903-1906 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn William Zorach Papers, 1822-1974, (bulk 1930-1968) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn ledgers, 1909-1924. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Epstein, Jacob, 1880-1959 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Earp, Thomas Wade, 1892-. Papers, 1930-1957 Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings, ca. 1930-2000. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn STRACHEY PAPERS (20TH CENTURY SERIES). Vol. VII (ff. 413). 1. ff. 1-398. Dorothy Bussy; 1889-1956. cf. 60720, ff. 22, 150. 2. ff. 399-413. Jane Simone Bussy; 1932-1956.includes:ff. 1-283 passim Dorothy Bussy, née Strachey; wife of S Bussy: Letters ..., 1889-1956 British Library
creatorOf ERNEST CHAPMAN PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 237). Correspondence with composers and performers concerning the Macnaghten Concerts; 1955-1969. Partly signed and typewritten. Partly French and Russian. Among the correspondents are Thea Musgrave, Sir Peter Pear..., 1955-1969 British Library
referencedIn Anton Dolin papers, 1926-1983. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970. Foster-Murphy collection, 1900-1969. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Papers of Lord Rusholme, Robert Alexander Palmer, 1901-1970 National Co-operative Archive
referencedIn Apsley Cherry-Garrard collection, 1910-1950 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Administrative records of the London Group, 1913-1989 Tate Gallery Archive
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959. Correspondence from Carl Zigrosser, 1955. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Epstein, Jacob. [Jacob Epstein] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
referencedIn Oko, Adolph S. (Adolph Sigmund), 1883-1944. Adolph Oko-Gebhardt correspondence, [ca. 1905]-1941. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Inventory of The Legion Papers: Rare MSS 00149 ., 1927-1935 Cushing Memorial Library,
creatorOf Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959. Jacob Epstein drawings, and notes, 1938 and 1978. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf EPSTEIN, JACOB, SIR. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Newman, Arnold, 1918-. Oral history interview with Arnold Newman, 1971 July 17-Aug. 23. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf LETTERS TO EDWARD CLARK. Vol. I (ff. 218). A-K, including letters of:-(a) Alban Berg; 1930-1935. Partly signed. Published in B.L.J., xi, 1985, pp. 46-59. Includes (ff. 47-49b) a letter to Sir Adrian Boult relating to a performance by the B.B.C. Symp..., 1930-1935 British Library
referencedIn Lerner, Abe, 1908-2002. Abe Lerner papers, 1929-2002 (bulk 1957-2002) Grolier Club
creatorOf Woods, Willis F. Willis F. Woods letters, 1947-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937,. Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams correspondence: Herbert Byard and others British Library
creatorOf Vol. XII (ff. 399). 1923-1929.George Bernard Shaw, author: 'St. Joan': correspondence with G. B. Shaw concerning by George Bernard Shaw: 1923-1929.includes:f. 1 Karl Walter, Secretary of the Horace Plunkett Foundation: Letter to G. B. Shaw of Karl..., 1923-1929 British Library
referencedIn Zorach, William, 1889-1966. William Zorach papers, 1822-1974 (bulk 1930-1968). Library of Congress
creatorOf Vol. IX (ff. 435). 1911-1913.includes:f. 1v Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell, alias 'Vera Tsaritsyn'; author; wife of Lord Colin Campbell: Letter to G. B. Shaw of Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell: 1911.f. 3 Alfred Richard Orage, editor, 'The New Age': Let..., 1911-1913 British Library
creatorOf RUTLAND BOUGHTON CORRESPONDENCE. Vol. I (ff. 186). A-Scott, including:-(a) Frederic Austin; 1915, 1924. Partly signed. F. 1 printed, in part, by Hurd, on p. 56. ff. 1-4;-(b) Granville Bantock; 1913-1946. Partly signed. F. 7 printed on pp. 43-4. ff...., 1913-1954 British Library
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn papers, 1901-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard person
associatedWith Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867. person
associatedWith Cherry-Garrard Apsley George Benet 1886-1959 person
correspondedWith Dolin, Anton, 1904- person
associatedWith Earp, Thomas Wade, 1892- person
associatedWith Epstein Jacob 1880-1959 person
associatedWith Epstein, Kathleen, Lady. person
associatedWith Epstein, Michael D., 1938- person
associatedWith Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970. person
associatedWith Green, Walon. person
associatedWith Hadley, Morris, person
associatedWith Jacob Epstein, person
associatedWith John Lane Company corporateBody
associatedWith Kistler, Aline. person
correspondedWith Lazaron, Morris Samuel person
associatedWith Lerner, Abe, 1908-2002. person
associatedWith Lewis, Jeffrey. person
associatedWith Lord Rusholme, Robert Alexander Palmer person
associatedWith Lowe, E. A. (Elias Avery), 1879-1969. person
associatedWith Milch, David. person
associatedWith Minchin, Humphrey Cotton person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006, person
associatedWith Oko, Adolph S. (Adolph Sigmund), 1883-1944. person
associatedWith Ordway, Edward Warren, 1864- person
associatedWith Pitzele, Patricia, person
associatedWith Quinn, John, 1870-1924. person
associatedWith Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937, person
associatedWith Simon, Hermann E., 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Sir Charles Herbert Reilly person
associatedWith Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith The London Group (founded 1913), artists exhibiting society corporateBody
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Ward, Robert. person
associatedWith Wolf, Dick. person
associatedWith Woods, Willis F. person
correspondedWith Zorach, William, 1889-1966. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
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Sculptors--Correspondence
Art, American
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
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Birth 1880-11-10

Death 1959-08-19

English,

French

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