Abstract painter and printmaker Sir Terry Frost RA (1915 – 2003) is recognised as one of the leading British abstract artists of his generation. He discovered his talent for painting as a prisoner of war during the Second World War. After returning to England Frost attended Camberwell College of Arts, London, and taught extensively throughout the UK.
He became one of the leading artists of the St Ives School – a group of revolutionary artists associated with a fishing town in West Cornwall which made significant contributions to the story of British Modernism. He was later appointed Professor of Painting at the University of Reading, and was elected a Royal Academician in 1992. In 1998 he was knighted for his services to art. Terry Frost’s career spanned six decades and his work is held in museums and galleries around the world. To coincide with his 85th birthday, in 2000 the Royal Academy staged a major retrospective.
Sir Terry Frost Portrait © Royal Academy of Arts, London