Leeds City Art Galleries/Whitechapel Art Gallery, Jacob Epstein Sculpture and Drawing, April – September 1987 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, no. 77);
Woking, The Lightbox, 2D:3D – Discover the Art of Sculpture: Sculpture & Sculptors’ Drawings from The Ingram Collection, 1 February – 1 March 2008;
Woking, The Lightbox, Ways of Seeing, 15 January – 13 March 2011;
London, Pangolin London & Kings Place Gallery, Sculptors’ Drawings & Works On Paper, 31 August – 12 October 2012;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: The Impact of War, 15 October 2014 – 4 January 2015
Jacob Epstein’s parents were Polish Jewish refugees who lived in New York, America. His interest in drawing came from long periods of illness as a child. When he moved to London he was involved with the Bohemian art scene, rebelling against the ornate, ‘pretty’ art of the time and creating bold, large sculptures. He often produced controversial and challenging works with explicit content that confronted sexual taboos and moved away from traditional iconography.