Elisabeth Frink RA
1930 - 1993
A British sculptor and printmaker. Frink was heavily influenced by her experiences as a child during World War Two; aged only nine when fighting broke out, and living close to a military airfield near her childhood home in Suffolk, much of Frink’s work is concerned with birds of prey and flying — or indeed falling — men. Frink also took inspiration from the work of artists such as Giacometti, Picasso, and Rodin.
One of five 'Women of Achievement' selected for a set of British stamps issued in August 1996.
Honoured by the British Art Medal Society in 1992, when she was chosen as the medal’s subject.
Frink’s sculptures were featured in The Damned, a sci-fi film directed by Joseph Losey in 1963.
‘Elisabeth Frink: Fragility and Power’, Friday 22 June - Saturday 29 September 2018 at Abbot Hall Art Gallery
‘Elizabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals’, 13 October - 24 February 2019 at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts