Born on 13th October 1915, 2015 marks the centenary anniversary of Terry Frost's birth.
To mark this centenary and celebrate the life and works of one the most eminent Modern British Abstract artists, we have joined forces with a long standing collector to put together a superb range of Terry’s work. From beautiful original paintings and Murano glass sculptures to highly collectable and rare framed and mounted prints, the portfolio offers something to both long-time enthusiasts as well as those who may be discovering Terry Frost for the first time.
Terry Frost is one of Britain's most successful and highly acclaimed artists of the 20th century with his works held in private and prestigious public collections throughout the world. He enjoyed a career spanning over 6 decades, being elected to the Royal Academy in 1992 and recognised in the 1998 New Years Honours List when he was granted a knighthood.
Terry discovered his artistic talent during the years he spent as a prisoner of war during World War II. On his return to England he studied at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, enjoying the flourishing artistic scenes of London and St Ives. By the late 1950s he had become established as a leading abstract painter, exhibiting regularly in London and throughout the World. In 1974 Terry moved permanently to Cornwall where his love of the region has proved a rich source for inspiration.
Inspired by nature and the elements, together with a great passion for life, Terry’s use of bright and vivid colours and shapes come together to form the modern abstract artwork for which he is World renowned.
When he died in 2003 just before his 88th birthday, he was still producing works exuding energy and vibrant colour.
Printmaking always played a key role in Terry's work. For him painting and printing were inseparable with one medium creating ideas for the other.
After a life of working in paint, collage and print, in 1997 at the age of 82, following his friend John Hoyland, he began experimenting with glass when he visited the world famous Murano glass factory in Venice. Here he collaborated with master glass blower Mario Badioli to create a limited number of exquisite unique glass sculptures complementing the colourist style of his paintings.
Our selection of works by Terry Frost forms the cornerstone of our Art of Cornwall & St Ives Collection which features paintings and prints from a superb range of Modern British and Contemporary Artists.