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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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Elisabeth Frink

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


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


Elisabeth Frink

by Robert Clatworthy
bronze bust, 1983
NPG 5779


Elisabeth Frink

by Bob Willoughby
bromide print, 1956
NPG x18515


Michel Jammet; Elisabeth Frink

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


Elisabeth Frink

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


Elisabeth Frink

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x125356


Elisabeth Frink

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x125357


Elisabeth Frink

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x125358


Elisabeth Frink

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


Elisabeth Frink

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 23 April 1970
NPG x32553


Elisabeth Frink

by Mayotte Magnus
bromide print, April 1974
NPG x18614


Elisabeth Frink

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1978
NPG x30046


Elisabeth Frink

by Jill Kennington
bromide fibre print, March 1987
NPG x77003


Elisabeth Frink

by Jill Kennington
bromide print, March 1987
NPG x127143


Elisabeth Frink

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


Elisabeth Frink

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


Elisabeth Frink

by David Buckland
cibachrome print, May 1990
NPG x47160