And There Was Sculpture: Jacob Epstein's Formative Years 1882-1930

And There Was Sculpture

Jacob Epstein's Formative Years 1882-1930

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ISBN10: 1903470927 ISBN13: 9781903470923 Publisher: Paul Holberton Pub Published: Jul 15 2009 Pages: 208 Weight: 2.45lbs. Height: 11.00" Width: 9.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the young Epstein, a study of his personality, his art, his culture, his milieu, his domestic menages, his Jewishness, his unJewishness, his vision, his lovers and again his art, for Epstein lived, starved and suffered all for his art. Immigrants to New York, his parents took the name Epstein without appreciating that it would make him forever a foreigner in his chosen homeland, London, where his startlingly original responses to public commissions worked the popular press into a lather, and the Bloomsbury intellectuals did not really like him either. “He took the bricks, he took the insults, he faced the howls of derision … and as far as this country is concerned he took them first,

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