Sir Terry Frost

1915–2003

Sir Terry Frost, ‘Green, Black and White Movement’ 1951
Green, Black and White Movement 1951
© The estate of Sir Terry Frost
License this image
In Tate St Ives
In Tate Britain
In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Rooms

View by Appointment

Biography

Sir Terry Frost RA (born Terence Ernest Manitou Frost) (13 October 1915 – 1 September 2003) was an English abstract artist, who worked in Newlyn, Cornwall. Frost was renowned for his use of the Cornish light, colour and shape to start a new art movement in England. He became a leading exponent of abstract art and a recognised figure of the British art establishment.

This biography is from Wikipedia under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. Spotted a problem? Let us know.

Read full Wikipedia entry

Artworks

Artist as subject

Film and audio

TateShots

Terry Frost's Porthmeor Studio

A visit to the studio of one of the most important painters of the St Ives School

Features

Art Term

St Ives School

Although they did not see themselves as part of a group or school, the term St Ives School is often ...

Tate Etc

Bundles of sunsets: Terry Frost at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Terry Frost (1915–2003) is known for his exuberant and colourful paintings and works on paper, but for a short ...

Tate Etc

Scratching the surface: Ben Nicholson

‘The wall between Ben’s and Terry Frost's studio was so thin we could hear sounds through it. We ...

Tate Etc

The Real St Ives story

For a few extraordinary years in the post-war era, the small town of St Ives was an art centre of ...

Read

The touch of Frost: Terry Frost and others at Tate St. Ives

No living painter is more central to the St. Ives aesthetic than Terry Frost, who first worked in the Cornish ...

You might like