Dame Elisabeth Frink, DBE, CH, RA (born 1930, Thurlow, Suffolk - died 1993, Woolland, Dorset), was known internationally as a sculptor and also as a painter and printmaker. She studied at the Guildford School of Art (1947-49), at Chelsea School of Art in London (1949-53) and had her first exhibition while she was still a student. Frink first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1954 and then extensively from 1971, being elected ARA in 1973, and a full Royal Academician in 1977. She was created DBE in 1982 and a Companion of Honour in 1992. Her work is held in many public collections internationally, including the Tate Gallery.