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Sir Terry Frost RA (1915 - 2003)

Brown Verticals (1958-59)

 

Sir Terry Frost RA was one of Britain's most successful and highly acclaimed artists of the Twentieth Century.

This was recognised in the 1998 New Years Honours List when Sir Terry Frost RA was granted a Knighthood.

Born in 1915 Sir Terry Frost RA discovered his artistic talent during the four years he spent as a Prisoner of War in the Second World War.

On his return to England he studied at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts enjoying the flourishing artistic scenes of London and St Ives.

He was advised by his art teacher to travel to St Ives where he would eventually meet Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth.

By the late 1950's he had become established as a leading abstract painter exhibiting regularly in London and throughout the world.

Printmaking always played a key role in Terry's work. For him painting and printing were inseparable with one medium creating ideas for the other.

In 1974 Sir Terry Frost RA moved permanently to Newlyn in Cornwall where his love of the region proved a rich source of inspiration for much of his work.

Sir Terry Frost RA passed away on the 1st September 2003.

Article By: Dave Roberts.

First Published: 2007.

 

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