Sir Terry Frost was an English painter best known for his geometric abstractions. Overlapping half-circles, rectangles, and squares of bright colors, the artist’s work conveyed his enthusiasm for perceptual phenomena.
Terry Frost was born in 1915 in Leamington Spa. He served in World War II and was captured as a prisoner of war. While in captivity he met English painter Adrian Heath, who greatly influenced his decision to become an artist, and upon his return to England Frost attended the Camberwell School of Art where he studied under Victor Passmore, Ben Nicholson and William Coldstream. In 1951 he settled in St Ives, Cornwall, and worked as an assistant to the sculptor Barbara Hepworth. He was joined there by Roger Hilton, where they began a collaboration in collage and construction techniques. He became a Royal Academician in 1992 and received a knighthood in 1998. His work has been exhibited widely on national and international levels, with exhibitions at the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg; the Royal Academy, London; Tate St Ives, and Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, and his works are held in the collections of the Tate Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh.