Terry Frost

Sir Terry Frost RA (1915 – 2003) first took up painting as a prisoner of war in Bavaria in 1941. At the end of the war, he received an ex-serviceman’s grant to study painting at Camberwell School of Art from 1947–50 where his teachers included Ben Nicholson and William Coldstream. After graduating he moved to St Ives, Cornwall, later emerging as a seminal figure among the abstract painters of the St Ives school. During Frost’s student days he was introduced to printmaking, which became an integral part of his artistic practice. Frost was elected a Royal Academician in 1992 and received a knighthood in 1998. In 2000 a major retrospective, Terry Frost: Six Decades, was held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He died in St Ives in 2003.