Professor Albert Einstein

Sir Jacob Epstein, British, 1880–1959

Professor Albert Einstein, 1933

Cast bronze
The John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection, Princeton University

In 1933, Albert Einstein renounced his German citizenship and briefly took refuge in England, where Sir Jacob Epstein created this bust of the famous scientist and humanitarian. Epstein captured the humanity of the sitter, who reminded the artist of an "aging Rembrandt." Shortly after sitting for the bust, Einstein moved to Princeton, where he worked until his death in 1955.