Frink, Elisabeth (1930–1993)

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Frink, Elisabeth (1930–1993)

English sculptor. Name variations: Dame Elisabeth Frink; also seen as Elizabeth Frink. Born in Suffolk, England, Nov 14, 1930; died April 18, 1993; studied at Guildford School of Art, 1947–49, and Chelsea School of Art, 1949–53, under Bernard Meadows and Willi Soukop; m. Michael Jamnet, 1956 (div. 1962); m. Edward Pool, 1968 (div. 1974); m. Alex Csaky, 1975.

During early career, taught at Chelsea School of Art (1953–60) and St. Martin's School of Art (1955–57); lived in France (1967–72); returned to England, living and working in Dorset; exhibited regularly from 1955; is best known for a series of heads, begun in mid-1960s, which reflect her interest in war and the military, though her warriors and soldiers gave way to victims of suffering in mid-1970s; also executed a number of public and religious commissions, including the Alcock Brown Memorial, for Manchester Airport (1962), Horse and Rider for Dover Street, London, and Walking Madonna, for Salisbury Cathedral (1981); illustrated Aesop's Fables (1967), The Canterbury Tales (1971) and Odyssey and Iliad (1974–75). Made a CBE (1969).