Elisabeth Frink’s barrel-chested hare stares out stiffly at us. Is it frozen in fear, captured mid-leap, or dead? Born in Suffolk and evacuated to Devon at the age of nine, Frink grew up in the countryside, part of the reason that animals and birds feature so frequently in her work.Hare
is part of Images 67
, a collection of nine lithographs of animals by Frink named after the year of their creation.
Date of work
Original: Lithograph on paper 59.1 x 78 cm © Estate of Elisabeth Frink. All Rights Reserved, DACS 20YY
Dame Elisabeth Frink was an English sculptor and printmaker who studied at the Guildford School of Art at the Chelsea School of Art. Frink’s range of subjects included the human figure, birds, dogs, horses and religious motifs. Frink created a lot of bronze outdoor sculptures, her style generalised the form and eliminated the detail of the sculptures. Frink’s continued fascination with flight was evident in a series of falling figures and winged men that she made during the 1960s.