Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993)

At home, London
11 June 1977

Frink was a figurative sculptor known for her interest in naturalistic imagery, particularly the male form, animals and birds. She became a Royal Academician in 1977.

‘Bronze is her preferred medium’, Schwartz noted, ‘she considers working in stone far too slow.’ An advocate of the public display of sculpture, ‘she was pleased to tell me that she had a sculpture located right across the street from the Ritz Hotel on Piccadilly.’

Photos © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photos © National Portrait Gallery, London