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Terry Frost (1915-2003), Artist and teacher of art

Sir Terence Ernest Manitou ('Terry') Frost

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist of 3 portraits
Born in Leamington, Frost left school at fourteen. He enlisted in 1939, joined the Commandos and was captured and imprisoned. A fellow prisoner-of-war, Adrian Heath, encouraged him to paint. He attended evening classes at Birmingham College of Art and St Ives School of Painting before going to Camberwell School of Art (1947-9). Between 1952-4 he was the pupil of, and later assistant to, Barbara Hepworth , and became a member of the Penwith Society of Arts. A member of the post-war 'constructionist' group, he was in Patrick Heron's Space in Colour show in 1953. Frost later taught at Coventry, Reading and Newcastle, and in Canada. Frost was knighted in 1998.

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6018

Terry Frost

by Sir Terence Ernest Manitou ('Terry') Frost
oil on canvasboard, 1947
NPG 6018

6550

Terry Frost

by Sir Terence Ernest Manitou ('Terry') Frost
etching, 1979
NPG 6550

6551

Terry Frost

by Sir Terence Ernest Manitou ('Terry') Frost
etching, 1980
NPG 6551