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.