Sir Jacob Epstein  (British, 1880-1959) 


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Sir Jacob Epstein Biography
1880   Born November 10 in New York of Polish-Jewish parentage
1896   Attended art classes at the Art Students League
1899   Attended night school where he began sculpting under George Grey Bernard
1905   Settled in London
1907   Became a British citizen
1912 - 1913   Met Picasso, Brancusi, Modigliani in Paris
1913   Became a founding member of the London Group
1913   Had his first solo show at the Twenty-One Gallery, Adelphi, London
1913 - 1916   Returned to England and worked near Hastings
1916   Lived and worked in London for the rest of his life after 1916
1927   Briefly visited New York to attend his one-man show at the Ferragil Gallery
1953   The Arts Council honoured him with a retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery
1954   Knighted
1959   Died August 19 in London
Selected Exhibitions
2008   Characters: The People Behind the Portraits - Atkinson Gallery, Somerset (England)
2008   Against Nature: The hybrid forms of modern sculpture - Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (England)
2008   Rodrigo Moynihan. Jacob Epstein - Robert Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
2007   Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring - Camden Arts Centre, London (England)
2007   Modern Britain 1900-1960 - NGV National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne, VIC
2007   The Poetry of Crisis, British Art 1933-1951 - Peter Nahum at the Leicester Galleries, London (England)
2005   Visual Dialogues - Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (England)
2005   The Transformative Power of Art - Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
2005   Christian Art - Dean Gallery, Edinburgh (Scotland)
2005   Modigliani and Epstein - The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands (England)
2005   Epstein and the Fertile Line - The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands (England) (solo)
2004   The Epstein Collection - The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands (England) (solo)
2004   Head to Head - Tate Modern, London (England)
2004   The Modern and the New - Ben Uri Gallery, London (England)
2002   The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture - Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2001   The Visitation by Jacob Epstein - Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria (England) (solo)
1998   Carving Mountains - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (England)
1995   46th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
1994   Sculptors' Drawings - Cornerhouse, Manchester (England)
1988   British art of the 20C - Richard Nagy, London (England)
1987   Jacob Epstein - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (England) (solo)
1973   Sculpture of Jacob Epstein - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo)
Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
National Gallery of Modern Art - New Delhi, New Delhi, India
Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Kröller-Müller museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (England)
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex (England)
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (England)
Tate Britain, London (England)
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (England)
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight
SCAG - Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton (England)
The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands (England)
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, USA
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA
The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA
Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC, USA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA
1987   Leeds City Art Galleries and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1986   Evelyn Silber, The Sculpture of Jacob Epstein with a Complete Catalogue, Oxford
1955   Jacob Epstein, Epstein: An Autobiography, London