Pencil and watercolor
Gift of the Louis Dudley Beaumont Foundation 1966.151
With his superlative modeling technique and intuitive realism, Epstein was one of the finest portrait sculptors of his generation. He preferred ethnically diverse and exotic models choosing Asian, African, or Indian sitters. One of his favorites was the statuesque Kashmiri woman, Sunita (Amina Peerbhoy), who appears in his work from 1925-31. Through observation and empathy Epstein distilled Sunita's personality, penetrating her natural reserve to convey a brooding sensuality.
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