Frink, Elisabeth. (4 of 7). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    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)

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    Part 4. Elizabeth Frink's (EF) life in France (continued). Her second marriage, to Edward Pool; her son's schooling in France; male and female figures in EF's work; admiration for Nicola Hicks. Discussion of EF's religious works and her attitude to religion; influence of Mexican and Aztec art; friendship with Lawrence Durrell; effect of living in France on her work, its connection with Algerian war, effect of French light on surfaces of her works; description of her visual memory. Return to London and third marriage, move to Dorset. Discussion of EF's bird sculptures (including 'Tate Bird', 'Harbinger Birds' and 'Coventry Eagle' commissioned by Basil Spence), winged figures and their connection with 'birdman' Valentin, the related work of C├ęsar, the inspirations for her work and its meaning.

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

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