Artist - Jacob Epstein
Collection of London Transport Museum
Jacob Epstein, born 1880 in New York, USA, died 1959. Designed poster for London Transport and LNER 1934
- Educated; École des Beaux-Arts; 1902-1903
Jacob Epstein was a leading modernist sculptor. He moved to London in 1905, after studying art in New York and Paris. He became involved with the New English Art Club and created a number of portrait sculptures. Epstein was commissioned by architect Charles Holden to produce carvings for the facades of the British Medical Foundation on the Strand (1908) and London Transport's headquarters at 55 Broadway (1929). Both public works caused controversy for their 'primitivist' portrayal of nudity. Epstein produced one poster for London Transport in 1934.