Maquette for a Goggle Head,  c. 1967; Bronzeunique; h: 7.0 cm +

Maquette for a Goggle Head, c. 1967
Bronze
unique
h: 7.0 cm

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Maquette for a Goggle Head,  c. 1967; Bronzeunique; h: 7.0 cm +

Maquette for a Goggle Head, c. 1967
Bronze
unique
h: 7.0 cm

Enlarge image
Maquette for a Goggle Head,  c. 1967; Bronzeunique; h: 7.0 cm +

Maquette for a Goggle Head, c. 1967
Bronze
unique
h: 7.0 cm

Enlarge image

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Dame Elisabeth Frink

1930
Born in Thurlow, Suffolk, moved with her family around the country following her army officer father’s postings.
1941-7
Evacuated to Exmouth Devon during WW2, after Saturday morning drawing lessons at the Convent of the Holy Family, Lis became a full time pupil 1947-9 Studied painting and drawing at Guildford School of Art, and taught by Trevor Tennant and Willi Soukop in the sculpture department.
1949-53
Chelsea School of Art - drawing and sculpture, taught by Bernard Meadows and Willi Soukop where she began to use plaster of Paris to develop her ideas.
1951
First exhibited with The London Group at The Burlington Galleries.
1952
Exhibited with Helen Lessore’s Beaux Arts gallery, London. ‘Bird’ from the exhibition there was cast in bronze in 1952 and purchased for Tate.

Gallery collections

1953-61
Taught at Chelsea School of Art, London.
1953
Awarded prize in ‘International Sculpture Competition: The Unknown Political Prisoner’ for ‘Man with Bird’.
1954-62
Taught at St Martins School of Art, London.
1955
St George’s Gallery, London - First solo exhibition.
1955
Married Michel Jammet (divorced in 1963).
1956
Became a member of The London Group.
1957
Commissions for Harlow New Town and Bethnal Green, London.
1958
Joined Waddington Galleries, London.
1959
Commission for LCC (Sedgehill School, Lewisham) and a facade for Carlton Tower Hotel, London.
1960
Filmed ‘Elisabeth Frink in Chelsea’ - a documentary for Monitor, BBC.
1962
Commissioned by Sir Basil Spence & Partners to make three sculptures for the new Coventry Cathedral.
1962
Alcock & Brown commissioned for Manchester airport by Manchester City Council.
1963
Commission for Ulster Bank, Belfast.
1963
Arts Council purchased ‘Soldier’ for their collections (and also ‘Assassins’ in 1965) and the Tate Gallery ‘Harbinger Bird IV’.
1964
‘Eagle’ was installed as J F Kennedy Memorial, Dallas Trade Center, Texas, USA.
1965-7
Royal College of Art, London - visiting instructor.
1967
After marrying Edward Pool in 1964 they moved to the south of France where Lis established a home and studio at Corbes, Languedoc-Roussillon.
1969
Awarded CBE.
1970
‘Silver Cross’ commissioned for Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
1971
First showed at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
1971
Elected Associate of the RA.
1973
Separated from Edward Pool and returned to UK.
1974
Commissions included the De Beers Trophy for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
1974
Married Alex Csaky.
1975
‘Paternoster’ commissioned for Paternoster Square, London.
1975
Elected to the Board of Trustees, British Museum, London (retired 1989).
1976
Moved to Woolland, Dorset where she established her studio.
1976-92
Numerous important commissions for sites in the UK and overseas and notable portrait sculpture commissions 1977 Elected Royal Academician.
1982
Awarded DBE.
1982
Awarded Doctorate by Royal College of Art, London and Honorary Doctorate of Literature by the University of Warwick and also as Honorary Doctorate by the Open University (both in 1983).
1985
Royal Academy of Arts, London - Retrospective exhibition.
1988
Awarded Honorary Doctorates by the Universities of Cambridge and Exeter and by the universities of Oxford and Keele (1989) and Manchester (1990).
1991
Bristol (Honorary Degree, D. Litt. 1991).
1992
Awarded Companion of Honour.
1993
‘Risen Christ’ installed at the west entrance to Liverpool Cathedral in April.
1993
18 April, Elisabeth Frink died of cancer.

Changing Exhibition of Modern British and Contemporary Painting and Sculpture

1 March - 10 April 2018
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