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Jacob Epstein (Sir)

Born, 1880 in New York, New York, USA. Died, 1959

Sir Jacob Epstein was an American-born British sculptor. His bust of Paul Robeson was included in the exhibition Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance, which toured to galleries in the UK and the USA in 1997 and 1998. The bust has been used to illustrate several record sleeves of recordings of Robeson’s music. Another bust of this great American singer, actor of stage and screen, and campaigner for civil rights and human dignity was undertaken by the Jamaican-born sculptor, Ronald Moody.

Related items

click to show details of Migrations: Journeys into British Art - catalogue

»  Migrations: Journeys into British Art - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2012

click to show details of Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance

»  Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1997

Related exhibitions

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»  Arnolfini

Bristol, United Kingdom

»  The Corcoran Gallery of Art

Washington D.C., United States of America

»  Hayward Gallery

London, United Kingdom

»  Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre

Coventry, United Kingdom

»  M.H. de Young Memorial Museum

San Francisco, United States of America