4 February - A controversial Churchill bust recalls a forgotten relationship: John Quinn and Jacob Epstein, 1910-24
Dr Úna Ní Bhroiméil, Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Thursday 4 February 2021, 16.00 (4 PM)
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Paper This paper will explore the connections and communications between Jacob Epstein, the renowned and often controversial British American sculptor and John Quinn, the Irish American lawyer and patron of the arts 1910-1924. Focusing on their letters that criss-crossed the Atlantic between New York and London during this period, the paper will shine a light on the artist/patron relationship -emphasising the Armory Show 1913 and Epstein’s conscription during WW1 - as well as on this particular Irish American/Jewish relationship in the early twentieth century. Dr Úna Ní Bhroiméil lectures in American History at Mary Immaculate College Limerick. She completed a BA and MA at UCG and earned her PhD at Lehigh University Pennsylvania. She has published on Irish American identity, the Gaelic movement in the US, the Irish American press, political cartoons and visual history. She is currently writing a book on the Irish American lawyer and patron of the arts John Quinn 1870-1924.