Art: The Epstein Epic

One day in 1902 a mop-headed, bumptious, 22-year-old sculpture student from Manhattan's East Side collected $400 for illustrating a book by Hutchins Hapgood. On this, he bought a ticket to Paris, where during his first few weeks he:

> Attended Emile Zola's funeral at Montmartre.

> Knocked a deaf & dumb Gascon head-over-heels among the modeling stands.

> Quit his anatomy class at the sight of a "slightly green object"—an arm from a corpse.

The ebullient boy was Sculptor Jacob Epstein.

Last week appeared the first objective and fully illustrated study of this most...

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