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Lord Russell

Lord Russell

Born USA, active England, 1880–1959

Lord Russell


43 x 22 x 28 cm

Gift of the Jacob Epstein Estate

Jacob Epstein © Tate Gallery, London
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Arts/Modern Art

Philosopher, essayist, logician, and Nobel laureate, Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) sat for Epstein in 1953. A pacifist, Russell fought the development of atomic weapons, losing his tenure at Cambridge until 1944. In Epstein's bust, Russell's angular features are offset by his flowing hair and affable manner.

From the Israel Museum publications:

Kamien-Kazhdan, Adina, Focus on the Collection: Jacob Epstein, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002


Focus on the Collection: Jacob Epstein, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 23/08/2002 - 28/04/2003

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by:
Ms. Joan Lessing, New York and Jerusalem