Dame Elisabeth Jean Frink (English, 1930-1993) was a culptor and printmaker, associated with themes such as "the nature of Man; the 'horseness' of horses; and the divine in human form", according to her obituary. Her earliest works were heavily inspired by the Second World War which broke out when she was 9 years old, and having grown up near a military airfield in Suffolk, and been an evacuee child, he early works often contained powerful imagery of wounded birds and falling men. Although recognised for her many drawings and prints, she is best known for her bronze outdoor sculptures, having pioneered her own distinct techniques and processes that were considered a great deviation from the traditional modelling form as defined by Auguste Rodin.
Frink's first solo exhibition was held at St George's Gallery in 1955. In 1958 she joined the Waddington Galleries, and as a result of her immediate success, between the years of 1959 and 1972, Frink exhibited there on a yearly basis.