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Elisabeth Frink: Original Prints
By Caroline Wiseman
Art Books International
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
256 Pages, Illustrated, 9 7/8 x 12"
Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) was one of Britain's leading and most celebrated Twentieth Century sculptors. She enjoyed a successful and highly productive career that was tragically curtailed by her death in 1993.
It is known that Frink was also an enthusiastic and prolific printmaker, and her work in this field stands as a testament to her artistic career. The medium of printmaking acted as a process for Frink to expand her range of images, such as her work surrounding birds and animals, and to tackle new areas of narrative illustrations, based on the classical works of Homer and Chaucer.
This catalogue raisonne presents the first full-length study of Frink's printmaking, and confirms her position as one of the most important Expressionist printmakers of the Twentieth Century.
An introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith contextualizes the role that printmaking played, not only in Frink's career, but also in the history of Twentieth-Century art. Contributions from the three printers with whom she collaborated, Stanley Jones (lithography), Nigel Oxley (etching) and Kip Gresham (screenprinting), describe in detail the experience of working with Elisabeth Frink and provide a fascinating insight into the relationship between printer and artist.
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