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Dame Elisabeth Frink ( 1930 - 1993)
Elisabeth Frink was born in Thurlow, Suffolk on 14th November 1930. She began her studies at the Guildford School of Art in 1946 where she was tutored by Willi Soukop, RA (1907-1995) whose work and teaching would prove to be one of her greatest influences. She furthered her studies at The Chelsea School of Art and, following her graduation in 1953, became associated with an emerging group of British sculptors named the Geometry of Fear School. The group included Reg Butler (1913-1981), Bernard Meadows (1915-2005), Kenneth Armitage, CBE (1916-2002) and Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, KBE, RA (1924-2005) whose powerful work in bronze reflected the resounding agony of war, the loneliness of existence and the pervasive climate of fear in the nuclear age.