by Terry Frost
oil on canvasboard, 1947
22 in. x 27 1/4 in. (560 mm x 690 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Sir Terence Ernest Manitou ('Terry') Frost (1915-2003), Artist and teacher of art. Sitter in 13 portraits, Artist of 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir Terence Ernest Manitou ('Terry') Frost (1915-2003), Artist and teacher of art. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This rare self-portrait painted in Adrian Heath's studio at 22 Fitzroy Street demonstrates Frost’s early interest in combining figuration and abstraction, influenced by Victor Pasmore. His later work became increasingly abstract.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 231
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Adrian Heath's studio, 22 Fitzroy Street, Fitzrovia, London)
Events of 1947back to top
Current affairsPrincess Elizabeth marries Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey. Philip renounced his title of Prince of Greece and Denmark, to become Duke of Edinburgh when he married the heir to the throne.
Art and scienceThe first Edinburgh Festival includes performances by Kathleen Ferrier, Alec Guinness and Margot Fonteyn. The Festival is now a major annual international arts event that takes place over three weeks every August, and includes top class performers in theatre, music and dance as well as lesser-known performers who take part in the parallel 'Fringe Festival'.
InternationalIndia is granted independence from the British Empire and the former British Raj is partitioned into India and Pakistan. After various revolts and several years of civil disobedience led by Gandhi and his Quit India Movement, Britain agrees to disband the Raj and grant independence to India.
Palestine is partitioned into a Jewish State, an Arab State and a small internationally administered zone.