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ABOVE Blue, Red, Black Vertical Rhythm 2003 Silkscreen and collage 35 x 35.5cm - SOLD
  • LEFT Black Circle - SOLD
  • MIDDLE Blue Love Tree - SOLD
  • RIGHT Centre Blue - SOLD
  • LEFT Love Tree - SOLD
  • MIDDLE Blue Brad, Silkscreen - SOLD
  • RIGHT It's a Good Space 1998 Screenprint 48 x 44.5cm
  • LEFT Development of a Square within a square 2000 (green)Screenprint 58.5 x 58.5cm
  • MIDDLE Camberwell Green 2001 Aquatint with woodcut and 1 collage element (black) 32.7 x 37.5cm - SOLD
  • RIGHT Lemon,Green and Black 2002 etching & aquatint 38 x 40cm
  • LEFT Sun and Boats 2003 Screenprint and collage 64 x 61cm
  • MIDDLE Development of a Square within a Square (orange) 2000 Screenprint 58.5.x 58.5cm
  • RIGHT Forgetting Lorca 1992 screenprint 27.9 x 27.9cm -SOLD
  • LEFT Tolcarne Moon Blue 1997 Screenprint 49 x 49cm - SOLD
  • MIDDLE Development of a Square within a Square 2000(blue) Screenprint 58.5 x 58.5cm
  • RIGHT Development of a Square within a Square 2000(red) Screenprint 58.5.x 58.5cm
  • LEFT Black Sun Dipper 1997 screenprint 86.6 x 46.5cm
  • MIDDLE Orange and Blue Space 1998 Screenprint 48 x 48.5cm
  • RIGHT Newlyn Rhythm 1995 etching and aquatint 80th birthday 55 x 35cm
  • LEFT Spanish Dreams 2002 Screenprint 60 x 32cm - SOLD
  • MIDDLE Small Yellow Timberane 2001 Venice edition 28.5 x 41cm- silkscreen maquette for painting -SOLD
  • RIGHT Spring Spiral 1995 screenprint 75.5 x 75.5cm
  • LEFT Blue Circle 2002 screenprint 24 colours 74x55cm SOLD
  • MIDDLE Black Moon and Ochre 1997 screenprint 85.6x72.4cm
  • RIGHT Lizard Light 1997 etching and aquatint 48 x 34.5cm
  • LEFT Rhonda 1998 canvas collage 27cm sq- 43cm
  • MIDDLE Terry Frost RA, Spirals 2003 358x499mm

Sir Terry Frost RA

1915- 2003

Terry Frost was born in 1915 at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire.   Born into World War I, he left school at 14 and worked in Coventry until the outbreak of World War II. He was taken a Prisoner of War at the invasion of Crete. Frost remained a prisoner until the end of the war; it was here that he discovered his talent for painting and desire to become a full-time artist, encouraged by the young artist and fellow prisoner Adrian Heath.

On an ex-serviceman's grant, he started his formal art studies, first at the St Ives School of Painting from 1946 and then at Camberwell School of Art (1947-49). It was in 1948 that he began to paint abstract work. His earliest exhibition in Cornwall was at Downing's Bookshop, St Ives in 1947. In 1951 he worked as an assistant to Barbara Hepworth, and began to show his joyous and colourful abstract work in mixed shows, often with other artists working from Cornwall. Leicester Galleries, London presented his first solo show in 1952.

He and his wife Kath moved permanently to the West Cornwall (St Ives) in 1957. In the interim years aside from exhibiting widely, he was employed as lecturer and artist in residence at a range of institutions including Bath Academy (Corsham) and Leeds University (Gregory School of Painting). In 1965 he was appointed a full-time lecturer in the University of Reading, Reader in 1970 and finally Professor of Painting (1977-81), then Professor Emeritus. His growing family remained in the West Cornwall throughout, but in 1974 the Frosts moved home and studio from St Ives to Newlyn, Penzance, where the strong shapes of the Cornish landscape inspired his work, and become his canvas. Colour always played a structural role, creating tension and movement between forms.

From his student days onwards painting and printing were inseparable for him, with one medium informing the other.

Terry Frost became one of the leading international  abstract artists of his time.  His works are held in corporate, public and private collections throughout the world. In 1992, he was elected an RA (Royal Academician), and following the choice of his designs to decorate one of the liveried passenger jet planes of British Airways in the 1990s, he received a Knighthood in 1998.

Solo exhibitions for Frost at the National Art Gallery were held first in 1977 and then in 1995, the centennial year of the Gallery, a major exhibition entitled 'Terry Frost - New Work at Eighty' showcased his amazing talent for vigorously renewing the brightness and vitality of his shapes, forms and colouration. This was followed up by the Royal Academy which staged a major retrospective of his work in 2000: 'Terry Frost, Six Decades'.

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