Sir Terry Frost RA (1915-2003) was an abstract British Artist, a member of the St Ives School.
He served in the Commandos during World War II and, being captured in Crete in 1941 subsequently met the abstract artist Adrian Heath in a prisoner of war camp. Heath taught him painting and after the war he enrolled at Camberwell School of Art on an ex-serviceman’s grant (at the age of 32) and then the St Ives School of Art.
In St Ives he worked as an assistant to Barbara Hepworth. Hepworth was very secretive about the existence of her assistants and on the arrival of customers she would send her assistants to hide in a shed at the bottom of her garden. Living in St Ives in the 1950s he was a member of the growing school of Modern British artists exploring abstraction, including Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon and Bryan Wynter.
He subsequently taught at Bath Academy of Art, the Cyprus College of Art and the University of Leeds, being elected as Royal Academician in 1992 and being knighted in 2000.
This year, 2015, being the Centenary of his birth, the Tate Gallery have a travelling exhibition of his works and Manning Fine Art are delighted to have available a collection of his works spanning the full period of his life.