Sir terry frost RA
Terry Frost (1915-2003)
Sir Terry Frost RA became one of Britain's leading post-war abstract artists. He was born in Leamington Spa , Warwickshire, in 1915 but did not start to draw until the war, in the prisoner of war camp of Stalag 383.
On his return to England Frost lived and studied art in St Ives. He then attended the Camberwell School of Art in London where his interest for abstraction emerged in its early stages.
He worked as an assistant to Barbara Hepworth and played a pivotal role in the abstract avant-garde movement of St Ives School.
He taught at Bath Academy of Art and in Leeds. Frost became Artist in Residence at the Department of Fine Art, Reading University, where he was later appointed Professor of Painting.
His works have been exhibited internationally and he was elected a Royal Academician in 1992
Terry Frost was knighted in 1998.
A major retrospective, Terry Frost: Six Decades, was held at the Royal Academy in 2000.