Terry Frost was an abstract painter known for his association with the St Ives School.
Frost served in the army during World War II and was captured during the 1941 invasion of Crete. While in a prisoner of war camp he discovered he enjoyed painting. Frost used his ex-serviceman’s grant to train as an artist in London. He developed his signature style of circles and abstract shapes which he used to convey movement.
Frost married his wife Katherine in 1945 and in 1951 moved his young family to St Ives, Cornwall. He worked as an assistant to Barbara Hepworth and played a pivotal role in the St Ives School, a colony of mainly abstract artists, along with Ben Nicholson and Patrick Heron. Frost was made a Royal Academician in 1992 and was knighted in 1998.
Frost’s most important works include Green, Black and White Movement, Red, Black and White and Blue For Newlyn.