Here Frink uses a minimal colour palette to a striking advantage. This lynx, with its distinctive black marks and ear tufts, looks like it is probably a Eurasian lynx, which is found across Northern, Central and Eastern Europe to Central Asia, Siberia and the Himalayas. Frink rendered her wild cat using lithography techniques where the image is drawn onto a large metal or stone block, using an ink-attracting substance, and then printed onto paper.
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Original: Lithograph on paper 52 x 65.5 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.