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Terry Frost

(1915-2003), Artist and teacher of art

Sir Terence Ernest Manitou ('Terry') Frost

Sitter in 13 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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Terry Frost, by Terry Frost - NPG 6018

Terry Frost

by Terry Frost
oil on canvasboard, 1947
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6018

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