Epstein’s Portraits Revealed






Image credit:  Epstein sculpting actress Gina Lollobrigida.

Epstein was undoubtedly the most versatile and famous portrait sculptor of the twentieth century. He explored the genre throughout his long working life, from his early pioneering work such as Baby Asleep in 1902 and Romily John 1907 through to initimate portraits of both his children and family and portraits of famous poets such as T.S.Eliot and Rabindranath Tagore.


 

The exhibition will also explore the technical problems faced by Epstein in the creation of a three dimensional representation of the human head in clay and the process of its casting from clay to plaster into bronze.