Portrait

Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993)

Charcoal on Paper
Signed and dated 63
Size (inches): 30 (h) x 20 (w) inches
Size (cm): 76.2 (h) x 50.8 (w) cm
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Elisabeth Frink was born in 1930 in Thurlow, Suffolk. From a very early age, Elisabeth developed a love and fascination with the outdoors. She was competent in riding and shooting and adored dogs- all at the time were considered male activities and attributes. It could be said that this fascination with masculinity would become a dominant feature of her art. Frink achieved commercial success at a young age when, in 1952, Beaux Arts Gallery in London held her first major solo exhibition and the Tate Gallery purchased one work entitles 'Bird'. This marked the beginning of a highly acclaimed career in which Frink earned a reputation as one of Britains most important post-war sculptors. Frank is well known for her monumental commissions of which there have been several. She also exhibited regularly, particularly at the Waddington Galleries and was an accomplished painter and etcher, illustrating Aesop's Fables (1967), The Canterbury Tales (1971), and the Odyssey and lliad (1974-1975).

 

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