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Jacob Epstein
Born USA, active England, 1880–1959
Sholem Asch
37 x 23 x 28 cm
Gift of Leona L. Cantor, Beverly Hills, California, through the America-Israel Cultural Foundation
Jacob Epstein © Tate Gallery, London
Accession number: B72.0535

Born in Poland, Sholem Asch (1880–1957) was a Yiddish poet and playwright of the shtetl. A first-rate chronicler of Jewish life in Europe and America, Asch gained international fame yet angered many Jews with his trilogy "The Man of Nazareth, The Apostle and Mary." In his last years, Asch settled in Israel.

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

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