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Elisabeth Frink

(1930-1993), Sculptor and printmaker

Dame Elisabeth Jean Frink

Sitter in 19 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
Frink studied at Guildford School of Art (1947) and Chelsea School of Art (1949-53), exhibiting from the early 1950s. She achieved popularity as a figurative sculptor and member of the post-war group known as the 'Geometry of Fear' school. She was fascinated with naturalistic forms, particularly the 'sensuality and strength' of the male form. She taught sculpture at Chelsea, St Martin's and the Royal College, and moved to France from 1967 to 1973 to explore abstract art. 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 for the Risen Christ for the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool in 1993.

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Elisabeth Frink, by Milein Cosman - NPG 7091

Elisabeth Frink

by Milein Cosman
ink and wash, circa 1968
NPG 7091

Elisabeth Frink, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1171

Elisabeth Frink

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 11 June 1977
NPG P1171

Elisabeth Frink, by Bob Willoughby - NPG x18515

Elisabeth Frink

by Bob Willoughby
bromide print, 1956
NPG x18515

Elisabeth Frink, by Ida Kar - NPG x134087

Elisabeth Frink

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

Elisabeth Frink, by Unknown photographer, for  Van Hallan Press Agency - NPG x135969

Elisabeth Frink

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

Elisabeth Frink, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG x13715

Elisabeth Frink

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, November 1965
NPG x13715

Elisabeth Frink, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x32553

Elisabeth Frink

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 23 April 1970
NPG x32553

Elisabeth Frink, by Mayotte Magnus - NPG x18614

Elisabeth Frink

by Mayotte Magnus
bromide print, April 1974
NPG x18614

Elisabeth Frink, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30046

Elisabeth Frink

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1978
NPG x30046

Elisabeth Frink, by Jill Kennington - NPG x77003

Elisabeth Frink

by Jill Kennington
bromide fibre print, March 1987
NPG x77003

Elisabeth Frink, by Jill Kennington - NPG x127143

Elisabeth Frink

by Jill Kennington
bromide print, March 1987
NPG x127143

Elisabeth Frink, by Jonathan Keenan - NPG x35185

Elisabeth Frink

by Jonathan Keenan
chromogenic print, 1989
NPG x35185

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Elisabeth Frink

by David Buckland
cibachrome print, May 1990
NPG x47160

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