Jacob Epstein
Jacob and the Angel

Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), Jacob and the Angel, 1940-1,
Alabaster. Tate: Purchased with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund and the Henry Moore Foundation 1996.

As part of our year celebrating sculpture, to mark the 60th anniversary of Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), we are incredibly fortunate to be able to bring this iconic Epstein masterpiece from the Tate collection to Walsall for the first time.


This loan has been made possible through The Ferryman Project: Sharing Works of Art which is supported by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the John Ellerman Foundation and Art Fund.


Launch Event

Friday 24 May

Sculpture Symposium, 11am – 4pm

A day of talks around sculpture in public collections, in conjunction with University of Wolverhampton Artsfest.

Speakers will include representatives from Arts Council Collection, Art UK, the British Museum and artists

Daniel Silver and Hermione Wiltshire.


Please see PDF Download opposite for the full programme.


Cost £8 per person (including refreshments and a sandwich lunch)

To book you can contact the Gallery directly on 01922 654400 or book via the Artsfest website www.wlv.ac.uk/artsfest


Closing Event

Saturday 28 September, 12-4pm

Join us for an afternoon of drawing, talks and performance.



Jacob and the Angel is supported by: