Published to accompany the exhibition 'Terry Frost: Black, White & Red' at Tate St Ives
8 February - 11 May 2003
Terry Frost (b 1915) is one of Britain's greatest abstract painters and has played a leading role in the development of post-war abstract art in Britain. His career spans more than seven decades and he is most often discussed in the context of the middle generation of St Ives artists such as Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Peter Lanyon, Paul Feiler, William Scott and Bryan Winter. He has found inspiration in a wide range of sources, in particular landscapes of Cornwall, Yorkshire, the Greek Isalnds and America but also constructivist and non-figurative art and the ideas of El Lissitsky, Kasimir Malevich, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky.