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Sir Terry Frost (1915 - 2003)

 

Sir Terry Frost was an abstract painter. He was born at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. He attended evening classes in art at the age of sixteen, but then worked at various jobs mainly concerned with radio and electricity. He started painting while a prisoner of war in Germany in 1943. He moved to St Ives 1946 and studied under Leonard Fuller; he then studied from 1947 at the Camberwell School of Art under Victor Pasmore and Sir William Coldstream. Subsequently, he attended the St. Ives School of Art at which time he he worked as an assistant to the sculptor Barbara Hepworth. He became a member of the Penwith Society, St Ives in 1950. His had one-man exhibitions in London at the Leicester Galleries in 1952 and in New York at the Bertha Schaefer Gallery in 1960. He taught at Bath Academy, Corsham in 1952; and was a Gregory Fellow at Leeds University from 1954 to 1956. He taught at Leeds College of Art from 1956 to 1959. He was a member of the London Group from 1958. He lived at St Ives from 1959 to 1963, then moved to Banbury.

 

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