Sir Terry Frost (1915-2003) 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 Terry was granted a Knighthood.
Born in 1915, Terry Frost discovered his artistic talent during the four years he spent as a Prisoner of War in the Second World War in Bavaria. 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 and worked as an assistant to sculptor Barbara Hepworth. He taught at Bath Academy of Art and in Leeds, before becoming Artist in Residence at the Department of Fine Art, Reading University in 1965. He was later the university's Professor of Painting.
By the late 1950's he had become established as a leading abstract painter, exhibiting regularly in London and throughout the world. His first one-man show was held at the Leicester Galleries in 1952. He exhibited in London many times, with a major retrospective, Terry Frost: Six Decades, being held at the Royal Academy in 2000.
always played a key role in Terry Frost's work. For him painting and printing were inseparable, with one medium creating ideas for the other. In 1974 Terry moved permanently to Newlyn in Cornwall, where his love of the region proved a rich source of inspiration for much of his work.