Sir Terry Frost

Born in 1915 - United Kingdom

BIOGRAPHY

Sir Terry Frost RA (1915-2003) was an important British abstract painter, one of the leading artists of the St Ives School. He was born in Leamington Spa in 1915, and left school at the age of 14. He started painting while a prisoner of war in Germany 1943, encouraged by young artist and fellow prisoner Adrian Heath. 'In prisoner-of-war camp I got tremendous spiritual experience, a more aware or heightened perception due to starvation, and I honestly do not think that awakening has ever left me.'

After the war Terry Frost studied at St Ives School of Art (1946) under Leonard Fuller (1891–1973), then at Camberwell School of Art (1947–50). He worked as Barbara Hepworth's assistant in 1951 and had his first solo exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in 1952. Frost taught at many institutions including the Bath Academy of Art (1952-4), Leeds University (who awarded him he was the Gregory Fellowship in 1954) and Reading University.

In 1960 Frost had his first solo show in New York at the Barbara Schaefer Gallery. Whilst there he met some of the leading American Abstract Expressionists, and the experience encouraged him to start painting on a much larger scale. He was awarded the John Moore's Prize in 1965, elected to the Royal Academy in 1992 and knighted in 1998. A retrospective of his work was held at the Royal Academy in 2000.

Sir Terry Frost's work reflects his gratitude and joie de vivre at having survived wartime incarceration; it is full of colour, light and the pleasure of existence 'a sense of delight in front of nature'. Frost took his inspiration from nature; the sun, moon, water, boats and the female form are recurring motifs abstracted into sensuous circles and curves. These shapes are often coloured in dramatic blues, reds, oranges, yellows and blacks. Frost combined strict formal discipline with great expressive freedom and a natural sureness of touch.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2015
Terry Frost - Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn
TERRY FROST - The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall
Terry Frost - Centenary Exhibition - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
Terry Frost - Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2014
Terry Frost: Eleven Poems by Federico García Lorca - Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex
2013
Terry Frost - A Painter's Life - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
2012
Terry Frost Prints - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
2011
Prints - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
Works on Paper - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
2010
Terry Frost - Beaux Arts, Londres
2008
Terry Frost - Beaux Arts, Londres
2007
Terry Frost - Beaux Arts, Londres
2004
Terry Frost - Beaux Arts, Londres
2003
Terry Frost - Badcock´s Gallery Ltd, Penzance, Cornwall
Terry Frost - Beaux Arts, Londres
1994
Terry Frost - Adelson Galleries, Inc., New York, NY
1977
Terry Frost: Paintings, drawings and collages - Serpentine Gallery, Londres
1972
Terry Frost - Arnolfini, Bristol
1971
Terry Frost: Prints and Reliefs - Institute of Contemporary Arts, Londres
1965
Terry Frost - Arnolfini, Bristol


GROUP

2016
Summer Exh: Modern British - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
Modern British & St Ives - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
St Ives Exhibition 2016 - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
Learning to See Color - University of Denver, Denver, CO
2015
Prints & Drawings - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
Aspects of Modern British Art 2015 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
40 Years of Painting, Camberwell Students and Teachers, 1945 - 1985 - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
The Artists of St Ives - Alan Wheatley Art, Londres
Taking Flight: St Ives in the 1950s - Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria
St Ives and British Modernism - Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex
Imagining a University - Fifty Years of The University of Warwick Art Collection - Mead Gallery - Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Festival - Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton
La Recuperación Del Envío Chile Britain De 1973 - Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago De Chili
St Ives Exhibition 2015 - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
Artists of Fame and Promise - GXgallery, Londres
2014
Five From St Ives - Barns-Graham, Berlin, Frost, Hilton & Wells - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
Contemporary And Modern British Drawings - The Art Stable, Kelly Ross Fine Art, Blandford, Dorset
Schools Out … For The Summer! - Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon
St Ives Exhibition 2014 - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
A Spring Selection - Clark Art Ltd, Hale, Cheshire
Modern British & European Prints - The Art Stable, Kelly Ross Fine Art, Blandford, Dorset
2013
Not So Original - Maddox Arts, Londres
Against Nature: Hard Edge Abstraction - James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
Modern Print Masters Stock - The Watermill, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Écosse
sculpture exhibition - Artis Gallery, Auckland
Modern British Paintings and Sculpture (group show) - Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
Square to Circle & Back - Flowers Gallery, Emsworth, Hampshire
Buy British Prints! - GXgallery, Londres
2012
Festive Winter Wonderlust - Augustine Stewart House, Norwich
Modern British & St Ives - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
20th Century British Art, Spring 2012 - Paisnel Gallery, Londres
Landscape - Paintings, Drawings and Prints - Redfern Gallery, Londres
100 Prints - Flowers Gallery, Emsworth, Hampshire
Modern British A New Selection Of Paintings And Prints - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
The Red Art Show - La Galerie London, Londres
Limited Edition Prints Exhibition - GXgallery, Londres
2011
Feast - Augustine Stewart House, Norwich
Aspects Of Post-war British Art - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
20th Century British Art - Paisnel Gallery, Londres
St. Ives Modernism - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
Annual Exhibition 2011 - Thompson's Gallery, Londres
New Images, New Techniques: Abstraction in British Screenprints circa 1970 - The Fralin Museum of Art - University of Virginia Art Museums, Charlottesville, VA
St. Ives Exhibition 2011 - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
Print! - The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall
Modern British - Beaux Arts Bath, Bath, Somerset
2010
MMXMAS - Belgrave Gallery St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
20th Century British Art 2010 - Paisnel Gallery, Londres
Display - Artists of the St Ives school - Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria
Modern Master Print Show, Part Two - Foss Fine Art, Londres
Royal Academy Artist's Exhibition - Wetpaint Gallery, Cirencester
Works on Paper - Jill George Gallery, Londres
Connections - Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall
Raw Gestures - Augustine Stewart House, Norwich
Impressions 2010 - Panter & Hall, Londres
Painterly Prints - The Diverse Art of the Monotype - Redfern Gallery, Londres
2009
Festive Cornucopia - Augustine Stewart House, Norwich
Hugh Stoneman - Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall
Post War And St Ives - Paisnel Gallery, Londres
Autumn Exhibition - Redfern Gallery, Londres
Stanley William Hayter To Richard Hamilton: Post-war British Printmaking 1945-1979 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
Barbara Rae - Wetpaint Gallery, Cirencester
2008
Aspects Of Modern British Art 2008 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
Summer Exhibition - White Space Contemporary Art, Totnes, Devon
Summer Exhibition Of Modern British & Contemporary Art - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
Exacting Standards - Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwell
2007
Aspects of Modern British Art and recent ceramics by Jason Wason - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
British Abstract Prints - Flowers Galleries - Kingsland Road, Londres
Drawings - McKee Gallery, New York, NY
Spotlight on St Ives: From the Arts Council Collection - University Gallery and Baring Wing - Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
a north light - cynosure - Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney, Écosse
A Summer Exhibition Of Modern British & Contemporary Art - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
Spotlight on St Ives - Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire
2006
Aspects Of Modern British Art 2006 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
Sir Terry Frost RA, Sandra Blow & Bridget Riley - Wetpaint Gallery, Cirencester
Aspects Summer Exhibition 2006 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
Radical Visions British Art 1910-1950 - Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys, Galles
The Modern British Artist As Printmaker 1919-2003 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
Modernism in St Ives - Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
2005
Aspects Of Modern British And Irish Art 2005 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
20th CENTURY BRITISH ART - Osborne Samuel, Londres
Elements of Abstraction: Space, Line and Interval in Modern British Art - Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
St Ives to Newlyn 'Hard Edge to Contre-Jour' - Caroline Wiseman, Londres
Spotlight - The Changing Room, Stirling, Scotland
Fifty Years of British Landscape Painting - James Hyman Fine Art, Londres
Raised Awareness - Curated by Bill Woodrow - Tate Modern, Londres
Nine Abstract Artists - Osborne Samuel, Londres
A feeling for form - Modernism in British and New Zealand art - Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
2004
The Pier Arts Centre Collection - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Challenge of Post War Painting - James Hyman Fine Art, Londres
Ben Nicholson and The St Ives School - Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Édimbourg, Écosse
2003
Ex-press - Royal College of Art Galleries, Londres
Aspects Of Modern British Art: Paintings, Graphics And Ceramics - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
Pier Arts Centre Collection - Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
Painting Not Painting - Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
2002
Artaid - Bloomberg Space, Londres
Artistas Britânicos - Trabalhos sobre Papel - Casa da Cerca - Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Almada
Paint on Print - Flowers Galleries - Kingsland Road, Londres
Twentieth Century British Printmaking. From William Nicholson To Howard Hodgkin - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
2001
Aspects Of Modern British And Irish Art 2001 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Londres
Flowers Seven - Flowers Galleries - Cork Street, Londres
2000
Seven Print Projects from The Paragon Press - Gimpel Fils, Londres
1999
Linhas de Sombra - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa
1997
A Ilha Do Tesouro/Treasure Island - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa
1996
Desenhos Britânicos Na Colecção Do Centro De Arte Moderna José De Azeredo Perdigão - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa
1994
Here and Now: British Painters at the Serpentine Gallery from 1970 to the present - Serpentine Gallery, Londres
1993
Artists Choice / Works from the Collection - Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
1985
One City a Patron - City Art Centre, Édimbourg, Écosse
One City a Patron - Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr, Scotland
One City a Patron - Collins Gallery, Glasgow, Écosse
Recalling the Fifties: British painting and sculpture 1950–60 - Serpentine Gallery, Londres
1972
Contemporary Prints - Ulster Museum, Belfast, Irlande du Nord
1968
Britische Kunst Heute - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hambourg
1964
Young British painters - North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
1963
Previews - Arnolfini, Bristol
1959
The Gregory Collection: a Selected Exhibition from the Collection of the late E.C. Gregory - Institute of Contemporary Arts, Londres
1958
Guggenheim International Award 1958 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Gregory Fellowship Exhibition - Institute of Contemporary Arts, Londres
1953
Painting into Textiles - Institute of Contemporary Arts, Londres

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