Elisabeth Frink RA (1930-93)
Dame Elisabeth Frink RA was an English sculptor and printmaker whose work was hugely influenced by her childhood surrounded by horses and animals, but also influenced by her experiences of the war. She studied at Chelsea School of Art and went on to teach at both Chelsea and St Martin’s Schools. She achieved recognition at a young age when in 1952 her first solo show was held at the Beaux Arts Gallery in London and the Tate purchased one of her works. As well as being elected RA, she was also given a CBE and made a Dame of the British Empire.