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Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993), Sculptor and printmaker

Dame Elisabeth Jean Frink

Sitter in 18 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
Frink entered Guildford School of Art in 1947 and studied at Chelsea School of Art (1949-53). She exhibited from the early 1950s and achieved popularity as a figurative sculptor, fascinated with naturalistic forms, particularly the 'sensuality and strength' of the male form. Frink taught sculpture at art schools including Chelsea, St Martin's and the Royal College, and moved to France in 1967 to explore abstract art but returned to live and work in Dorset in 1973. She became a Royal Academician in 1977 and was appointed a DBE in 1982. Her first major commission was for the Eagle lectern of Coventry Cathedral in 1962, and her last was for the Risen Christ for the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool in 1993.

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P1171

Elisabeth Frink

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 11 June 1977
NPG P1171

5740

The Meeting, Royal Academy of Arts

by Leonard Rosoman
acrylic on canvas, 1979-1984
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5740

5779

Elisabeth Frink

by Robert Clatworthy
bronze bust, 1983
NPG 5779

x18515

Elisabeth Frink

by Bob Willoughby
bromide print, 1956
NPG x18515

x133260

Michel Jammet; Elisabeth Frink

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1956
NPG x133260

x134087

Elisabeth Frink

by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x134087

x125356

Elisabeth Frink

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x125356

x125357

Elisabeth Frink

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x125357

x125358

Elisabeth Frink

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x125358

x13715

Elisabeth Frink

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, November 1965
NPG x13715

x32553

Elisabeth Frink

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 23 April 1970
NPG x32553

x18614

Elisabeth Frink

by Mayotte Magnus
bromide print, April 1974
NPG x18614

x30046

Elisabeth Frink

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1978
NPG x30046

x77003

Elisabeth Frink

by Jill Kennington
bromide fibre print, March 1987
NPG x77003

x127143

Elisabeth Frink

by Jill Kennington
bromide print, March 1987
NPG x127143

x35185

Elisabeth Frink

by Jonathan Keenan
C-type colour print, 1989
NPG x35185

x135969

Elisabeth Frink

by Unknown photographer, for Van Hallan Press Agency
bromide print, 4 June 1959
NPG x135969

x47160

Elisabeth Frink

by David Buckland
cibachrome print, May 1990
NPG x47160

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