Biography for Sir Terry Frost (1915 - 2003)
Terry Frost was widely recognised as one of the leading British abstract artists of his generation.
Born in Leamington Spa in 1915 Terry Frost discovered his talent for painting as a Prisoner of War in the Second World War.
After returning to England Frost attended Camberwell School of Art. He went on to teach at the Bath Academy of Art, Leeds University and Newcastle University before being appointed Professor of Painting at the University of Reading. In 1992 Terry frost was elected to the Royal Academy and, in 1998 he was knighted for his services to art.
Terry Frost's career as an artist spanned six decades and his work is held in museums and galleries worldwide. In Britain these include the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert and the British Museum.
In 2000 the Royal Academy staged a major retrospective of Frost's work to coincide with his 85th birthday.
Terry Frost died in 2003.