Terry Frost


Terry Frost (1915-2003) was an artist best known for his bold abstract works, as well as being a founding member of the post-war community of artists in St. Ives.

Frost’s works are statements in colour and form; they attract the viewer with their brilliant positivity. Starting out untrained as a prisoner of war, Frost used sardine oil and pigment to hone his skill, before studying art following the war. Early in the 1950s, his time in St. Ives as Barbara Hepworth’s assistant cemented his attachment to Cornwall. Like many before him, Frost was continually inspired by the unique light and the motions of the sea around his studio. He was one of the country’s foremost abstract artists of the 20th Century, becoming a Royal Academician in 1992.