Epstein: An Autobiography

By: Epstein, Jacob

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Signed presentation to the late legendary NY columnist Leonard Lyons. Jacob Epstein was a sculptor who sought to express the power and grandeur of human life in works which, at the same time, expressed the power of the materials that he used to create them. For Epstein, both the subject matter he carved and the material he used had an inherent dignity. From New York, to Paris, to London, Epstein found an exciting, changing new world emerging as the 20th century began. As one of the leading innovators of modern sculpture, Epstein felt the direct expression of the qualities and strengths found in human life and in natural materials could, together, produce art works which captured the truth about people and their world. Works like Rock Drill (1913), captured how the advances of the modern period could either liberate humanity or serve as another means of oppressing it. His portrait busts of Albert Einstein (1933) and Paul Robeson (1928) expressed the essential humanity and the struggle of these famous men. In his creative process, Epstein rejected the limitations of European tradition and conventional morality, which he felt attempted to dictate what was proper subject matter for art and thus control and repress the creative process. As a result, he was considered to be a highly controversial figure, while at the same time one of the key figures in the development of modern sculpture.

Title: Epstein: An Autobiography

Author Name: Epstein, Jacob

Illustrator: With Photos

Categories: Biography, Signed,

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton and Company: 1955

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Inscription: Inscribed By Jacob Epstein

Seller ID: 30ppp8

Keywords: Art / Sculpture / Signed / Rare Specialist