Elisabeth Frink

Frink

Elisabeth Frink was a highly successful establishment figure, a Dame of the British Empire, honoured with a retrospective of her work at the Royal Academy in 1985. Throughout her career major public commissions flowed in.

 

Recent auction prices prove that a decade after her death, the best examples of her work are more in demand than ever. Her popularity with a wide audience has to some extent played against Frink's more serious critical reputation. Her expressionistic animal figures were the most popular and commercial of her oeuvre. But there is a far deeper and darker side to her work. It is her portrayal of the male figure and her understanding of the male condition - his capacity for heroism, for corruption and brutality for suffering and redemption - that sets her apart and makes her one of the most profound sculptors of the human condition this century has produced.

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