The exhibition will show original sketches, models and design studies by Sir Jacob Epstein
, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, John Hutton, Geoffrey Clarke, Elisabeth Frink and many more, including many pieces of work which have never before been seen in public.
Burned down in 1886 and then bombed by the Luftwaffe during World War II, Lewis's was renovated and in 1957 the famous 'Liverpool Resurgent' statue by Sir Jacob Epstein
The picture was painted shortly after the two women met through eminent sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein
, whom Kathleen Garman later married.
English Heritage rushed through an assessment of the building, famous for its Liverpool Resurgent statue by Sir Jacob Epstein
signifying Liverpool's confidence after WWII.
Kitty Garman is the daughter of sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein
and in 1947 she married the artist Lucian Freud.
The statue, together with three cement panels beneath it depicting Liverpool children at play, was commissioned by Sir Jacob Epstein
as a tribute to the city's recovery from the wartime blitz.
The cherub handles on the glass doors are by Sir Jacob Epstein
Mr Jenkinson cited Walsall's extensive sculpture collection by Sir Jacob Epstein
- which forms the basis of the renowned Garman Ryan Epstein Collection - as an example that draws students from across the country to study.
Lady Epstein handed over more than 350 pictures, sculptures and antiquities to Walsall in the 1970s, gathered together with the assistance of the American sculptress Sally Ryan, a lifelong admirer of Sir Jacob Epstein