Frink, Elisabeth. (6 of 7). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    1992-12-28 and 1992-12-29

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    Interviewee's home

  • Interviewees

    Frink, Elisabeth, 1930-1993 (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Kent, Sarah, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 6. Elizabeth Frink's (EF) printmaking with Curwen Press and Stanley Jones; illustrations to 'Aesop's Fables' published with Leslie Waddington and Alastair MacAlpine. Reflections on childrens' stories and the Prayer Book; etchings made with Cliff White, illustrations to 'Canterbury Tales', work with the Folio Society on The Odyssey, The Iliad and Odes of Horace. Discussion of 'Christ' for Liverpool Cathedral; patination and colour in her later work and influence of colour in Australian Aboriginal art. Discussion of her work in general and interpretation of it, especially Riace bronzes; thoughts on lives of men and apes and her sculpture on this subject. EF's views on religion and Catholicism, abortion and contraception, civilising influence of art. Description of EF's daily life in Dorset.

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    Elisabeth Frink interviewed by Sarah Kent: full transcript of the interview

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