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JACOB EPSTEIN (American/British / 1880-1959)

Jacob Epstein was born in New York, to Polish immigrant parents. Epstein studied in Paris, first at the Académie Julian and then at the École des Beaux-Arts, where he studied under Rodin. Jacob Epstein settled in England, becoming a British citizen in 1907. He introduced Modernism to British sculpture, embracing ideas from Symbolism, Cubism, and Expressionism. The art of Jacob Epstein was highly controversial, and was often condemned as obscene. Epstein is now regarded as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Our prints by Jacob Epstein are original lithographs, printed by Mourlot from the stone, for an edition of the poems of Charles Baudelaire. These visceral prints, which marry the sculptural and spiritual heft of William Blake with the transgressive distortions of the Symbolists, must be the most ferocious works ever inspired by Baudelaire.

See also:

MARIO AVATI
MICHÈLE BATTUT
HENRY CHAPRONT
ÉDOUARD CHIMOT
JEAN-GABRIEL DARAGNÈS
ARNAUD D' HAUTERIVES
LEONOR FINI
ALMÉRY LOBEL-RICHE
MARIETTE LYDIS
BERNADETTE KELLY
CLAUDE SERRE

Selected prints by JACOB EPSTEIN

Cain and Abel, 1940
Lithograph
A Mournful Madrigal, 1940
Lithograph
The Cat, 1940
Lithograph

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