Sir Terry Frost RA

Blue Band - silkscreen print

Original silkscreen prints from one of Britain's most successful and highly acclaimed 20th Century artists. "Prints were an essential element of Frost's oeuvre - he believed that painting and printmaking were inseparable and that each medium informed the other." - Dominic Kemp

Sir Terry Frost RA was born in 1915 at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and attended evening classes in art at the age of sixteen. His colourful and exuberant paintings gave a popular dimension to the landscape-orientated abstract art produced by the post-war St Ives artist colony. 

He joined the Comandos at the outbreak of the Second World War and was captured in Crete in 1941. As a POW in Bavaria he began painting in earnest, meeting and sharing his experiences with the artist Adrian Heath (1920-1992), who became a lifelong friend. On Heath's advice, returning to England, he received an ex-serviceman's grant to attend Camberwell School of Art, London, 1947-50. He married Kathleen in 1945 and settled in St Ives soon after, taking a job as assistant to Barbara Hepworth, 1950-52. 
 
By the late 1950's Sir Terry Frost had become established as a leading abstract painter exhibiting regularly in London and throughout the world. From the mid 1950’s he also taught at various UK universities.  Although Frost's work rejected specific images, gradually he was building a vocabulary of signs - chevrons, discs, crescents, arrowheads, lozenges, triangles, spirals, horizontal shafts...
 
In 1974 Terry Frost moved permanently to Newlyn in Cornwall where his love of the region proved a rich source of inspiration for much of his work.  He was elected a Royal Academician in 1992 and received a knighthood in 1998. He died on 1st September 2003.
 
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Development of a Square within a Square - silkscreen print

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