Watch the Goldmark Team install this monumental sculpture at Coventry Cathedral as one of the centrepieces for the 2022 exhibition, Jacob Epstein Stories in Stone.
Heroic Torso, 1954
In London, Epstein was involved with a bohemian and artistic crowd reflected in his work. His sculpture is distinguished by its unflinching realism – a style which attracted a great deal of controversy for its departure from conventions of classical sculpture. Epstein is said to have worked to his dying day on 21 August 1959. His work is displayed all over the world and helped forge the path for younger generations of sculptors, in particular Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.
Epstein modelled the gigantic sculpture in sections in his Hyde Park Studio, and the final full-length bronze was assembled at the Royal College of Art.
R. Buckle, Jacob Epstein Sculptor, London, 1963, pp. 366-7, 390-2, pls. 579, 581, 600, 619-20, illustrated, and full figure illustrated. Exhibition catalogue, Exhibition of Jacob Epstein's Work from the Collection of Mr Edward P. Schinman, New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1967, p. 97, illustrated. Exhibition catalogue, Exhibition of Epstein's work from the collection of Mr. Edward P. Schinman, Trenton, New Jersey State Museum, 1968, p. 97, illustrated. E.P. and B. Schinman (eds.), Jacob Epstein A Catalogue of the Collection of Edward P. Schinman, New Jersey, 1970, p. 79, illustrated. Exhibition catalogue, Miami, University of Miami, Lowe Art Museum, Jacob Epstein: Sculpture, watercolours & drawings from the collection of Edward P. Schinman, 1971, no. 1, illustrated on cover. E. Silber, The Sculpture of Epstein, Oxford, 1986, p. 218, no. 476, pl. 42, full figure illustrated.
New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Exhibition of Jacob Epstein's Work from the Collection of Mr Edward P. Schinman, February - April 1967. Trenton, New Jersey State Museum, Exhibition of Epstein's work from the collection of Mr. Edward P. Schinman, October - December 1968. Miami, University of Miami, Lowe Art Museum, Jacob Epstein: Sculpture, watercolours & drawings from the collection of Edward P. Schinman, October - November 1971, no. 1: this exhibition travelled to New York, Danenberg-Roman Galleries, December 1971.
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