Sir Terry Frost


Sir Terry Frost, ‘Green, Black and White Movement’ 1951
Green, Black and White Movement 1951
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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.

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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

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

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Scratching the surface: Ben Nicholson

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The Real St Ives story

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

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