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...