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CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 02 February 1958
DURATION | 6 minutes 09 seconds
This episode of 'Monitor' reveals Jacob Epstein's sculptures as captured in a series of photographs by Anthony Ireland from the Royal College of Art. The pictures are juxtaposed with a rare recording of Epstein discussing his work in which he reflects on some of the themes behind his creations.
Jacob Epstein (1880-1959) was born in New York to parents of Orthodox Jewish descent. He left the United States in 1902 to study in Paris, before moving to London in 1905. He stayed in England and, in December 1910, became a British subject. He was knighted in 1954.
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