Sir Terry Frost


Sir Terry Frost, ‘Black and White Movement’ 1952
Black and White Movement 1952
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Sir Terry Frost RA (born Terence Ernest Manitou Frost) (13 October 1915 – 1 September 2003) was a British 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.

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Artist as subject

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Terry Frost's Porthmeor Studio

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


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St Ives School

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

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

Anthony Frost

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

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Scratching the surface: Ben Nicholson

David Lewis

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

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The Real St Ives story

Michael Bird , Anthony Frost , Andrew Lanyon and Rose Hilton

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

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