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Elisabeth Jean Frink

Dame Elisabeth Jean Frink, sculptor and printmaker, was born on 14 November 1930 at The Grange, Thurlow, Suffolk, to Ralph Cuyler Frink and Jean Conway-Gordon. Frink married her third husband, Alexander Csaky, a Hungarian count and an insurance broker, in London in December 1974 and in 1976 they bought Woolland House, Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset. Woolland was a large converted stable building with extensive gardens.

Frink enjoyed a successful career in sculpting. She became a trustee of the British Museum in 1975, a member of the Royal Fine Arts Commission in 1976, and a Royal Academician in 1977. She became a Companion of Honour in 1992. Dame Elisabeth Frink died of cancer on 18 April 1993.