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Figures in Motion

© The Executors of the Frink Estate and Archive. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2024. Photo credit: Jerwood Collection

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This work dates from the period when Frink was teaching at St Martin’s School of Art (1954–1962). Although she is best known as a sculptor, Frink produced a large body of work on paper, including prints, during her career, which drew on the same subject matter as her three-dimensional work of men, dogs, horses and birds. Although Henry Moore was a strong influence on her work, unlike Moore she rarely portrayed female figures and instead, almost exclusively depicted male figures, writing in the 1984 catalogue raisonné of her work, 'I have focused on the male because to me he is a subtle combination of sensuality and strength with vulnerability’.

Jerwood Collection

Title

Figures in Motion

Date

1955

Medium

pen & black ink with coloured ink washes on paper

Measurements

H 75 x W 51 cm

Accession number

JC137

Acquisition method

purchased, 2008

Work type

Drawing

Signature/marks description

Signed and dated, lower left: ‘Frink 55’

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Jerwood Collection

England

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