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Terry Frost Prints for Sale

Terry Frost (1915-2003) was born in Warwickshire. Frost became an artist in his 30s, after serving in the 2nd World War and doing his first paintings whilst in a Prisoner of War camp. After the war, he decided to become an artist and went to Camberwell School of Art where he was taught by Victor Pasmore, Ben Nicholson and William Coldstream. He made strong connections with St Ives School of painting and spent his time between Cornwall and London. Under the influence of the artists in St Ives, he moved into abstraction and began to experiment with sculpture as well as collage and printmaking. His first solo show was at Leicester Galleries, London in 1952 after which he soon became ones of Britain's leading artists.

He became Professor of Painting at Reading University and in 1974 returned to Cornwall where he continued to produce work influenced by the Cornish light and reflective sea. He had a major retrospective at the Royal Academy in 2000 and was granted a Knighthood in 1998.

Printmaking always remained an important medium for Frost, he describes painting and printing as inseparable, with one creating ideas for the other. He believed that the interaction of colour and shape could realise an event or image more successfully than imitation, producing work which has made him one of the best known British abstract modern artists.

 

Terry Frost