Sir Terry Frost RA

Sir Terry Frost RA (Terence Ernest Manitou Frost 1915 – 2003) was one of the most successful and highly acclaimed artists of the Twentieth Century.  An English artist noted for his abstracts, he started painting while a prisoner of war in Germany 1943.  Subsequently, he studied at Camberwell School of Art By 1950 the Frosts had moved to Quay Street in St Ives and his paintings took on the feel of his new environment and he became a member of the Penwith Society.

He worked as an assistant to Barbara Hepworth and played a pivotal role in the St Ives School, a colony of mainly abstract artists.  Famous for his passionate use of circles and lines he had the ability to allow the joy of life to emanate from his colourful and exuberant paintings.  He was elected a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts in 1992 and received a knighthood in 1998.

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