Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art

S Terry Frost RA

S Terry Frost RA (1915-2003)

Born: Leamington Spa

Moved to Cornwall: 1947

Studied: Camberwell School of Art 1947-49 , St. Ives School of Painting 1946-47 prisoner-of-war 1941-45
Taught by, amongst others, members of the pre-war Euston Road group 1947-49
Employed as visiting lecturer at the Bath Academy of Art 1952-54
Became Gregory Fellow in Painting at the University of Leeds for two years 1954-56
Taught part-time at Leeds College of Art 1956
Full-time lecturer in the Department of Fine Art, University of Reading 1965
Appointed Reader in the University of Reading 1970
Moved studio from St. Ives to Newlyn, Cornwall 1974
Professor of Painting at the University of Reading.
Awarded the Honourary Degree of Doctor of Laws by the CNAA 1977
Retired from Reading and was made Professor Emeritus 1981
Elected Royal Academician 1992
Made Knight of the Realm for services to Art and Art Education 1998

Solo Exhibitions:

'TERRY FROST - A Book of Ideas', Belgrave St Ives
'A Painter's Life', Belgrave St Ives

Terry Frost: Between Sun & Moon, Beaux Arts, London

Terry Frost: Works on Paper from the Artist's Estate, Belgrave St Ives

Terry Frost: A Lover of Life, Beaux Arts, London

Terry Frost: Works on Paper from the Artist's Studio, Belgrave Gallery St. Ives
Five Decades of Terry Frost (Prints), Stoneman Graphics, Penzance

The Paintings of Sir Terry Frost, Reading Museum
Beaux Arts, London

Beaux Arts, London

Terry Frost: Fifty Years of Prints, Belgrave Gallery St. Ives

Terry Frost Works on Paper, Belgrave Gallery, St. Ives

The Wonderful World Of Frost, Belgrave Gallery, St. Ives
'Study - Black, White & Red', Tate St. Ives
Beaux Arts, London

The Art Of Collage Belgrave Gallery, London and St. Ives.
Russell Cotes Museum, Bournemouth

Strand Gallery, Aldeburgh
Mead Gallery, Warwick University
Galleria Multigraphic, Venice

Terry Frost - Six Decades, Royal Academy of Arts
Terry Frost - Works On Paper Through Six Decades, Belgrave London and St. Ives
Beaux Arts Gallery, London

New Monoprints, Flowers Graphics, London
Arts Council Spotlight, touring exhibition

New Paintings, Flowers East, London
British Council, New York

Belgrave Gallery, London
New Monotypes, Flowers East, London

Sim's Gallery, St. Ives
Flowers East, London

80th Birthday Exhibition: Paintings of the Nineties and Recent Prints, Flowers East, London.
Newlyn Art Gallery
McGeary Gallery, Brussels

Adelson Gallery, New York
Terry Frost: Prints, Flowers East, London

Walking Around the Quay, Tate Gallery, St Ives

The Poetic Trail, Adelson Gallery, New York

Mayor Gallery, London

Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
The Belgrave Gallery, London

University of Reading and Newlyn Art Gallery, and tour to Plymouth

Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham, UK
London Regional Art and Historical Museum, Canada
Gloria Gallery, Nicosia

New Art Centre, London

New Art Centre, London
Franny Wynam Galleries, Vancouver
Willis Lane Gallery, St. Ives
Parnham House, Dorset
Oxford Gallery, Oxford

Waddington Galleries, London
Gallery Zygos, Cyprus
Oxford Gallery, Oxford

Retrospective Exhibition, Serpentine Gallery, London

Arts Council and South West Arts Retrospective Tour

Oxford Gallery, Oxford
Waddington Galleries, London

Bath Festival, Leeds Playhouse Gallery, Leeds

Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Waddington Galleries, London
Darlington Hall, Totnes, Devon
Institute of Contempary Arts, London
Peterloo Gallery, Manchester
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford
City Art Gallery, Plymouth

Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford

Queen Square Gallery, Leeds
Lincolnshire Association, Lincoln

Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Retrospective Exhibition, Laing Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
and subsequent tour to York, Hull and Bradford; San Francisco,
Santa Barbara and San Jose Art Galleries
Galerie Charles Leinhard, Zurich

Gallery 5, Reading

Waddington Galleries, London

Bertha Schaeffer Gallery, New York

Leicester Galleries, London

Leicester Galleries, London

Leicester Galleries, London

'Painting With Knife', G.R. Downing's Bookshop, St. Ives

Leamington Public Library

Selected Group Exhibitions

'Axis: Aspects of British Abstract Painting, St Ives and London', Belgrave St Ives

'Post-War Abstract', Belgrave St. Ives

A Select Exhibtion from the Arts Council Collection, York Art Gallery (touring)

'Irving, Hoyland, Frost', Chde Sours, France

Spotlight on St Ives, touring Denbigh, Lancaster, Cheltenham, Newcastle, Scarbourgh

Featured at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

'In Print', Contemporary British Art From The Paragon Press touring worldwide

Angela Flowers Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Flowers East, London and
Flowers West, Santa Monica, California
Beaux Arts, London

New Publications, Flowers Graphics, London
Ten New Abstract Paintings, Flowers East, London
'Small is Beautiful, Part 1: Abstract', Flowers West, Santa Monica, California

'New Paintings', Flowers East, London
'The Print Show', Flowers Graphics, London

Angela Flowers Gallery, Flowers East at London Fields, London
Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Arts, London
Prints, Riverside Studios, London
New Abstract Paintings, Riverside Studios, London
Flowers Graphics at the Barbizon Hotel, New York
Small is Beautiful Part XV: Death, Flowers East at London Fields, London

The Print Show 1996, Flowers Graphics, London
'Small is Beautiful Part XIV: Sex', Flowers East at London Fields, London

The Twenty Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Flowers East at London Fields, London
'Small is Beautiful Part XIII: Food and Drink', Flowers East, London

'British Abstract Art Part 1: Painting', Flowers East and Flowers East at London Fields, London

'Small is Beautiful Part XI: Homages', Flowers East, London

'St. Ives 1939-64', Tate Gallery, London

'Hayward Annual', Hayward Gallery, London
'Art in the Making', King Street Gallery, Bristol and Bath

Russel-Coats Modern Artists' Exhibition, Bournemouth
'British Drawings Since 1945', Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Nicholson, Frost and Hilton, Waddington Galleries, London

Pier Gallery Collection, Tate Gallery, London

'Drawings and Watercolours (1966-76) by Prunella Clough, Terry Frost and Adrian Heath', J.P.L. Fine Arts, London
Artists Market, Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London

'Envelope Art', J.P.L Fine Arts, London

'Some significant British Artists', Rutland Gallery, London
'British Painting '74', Hayward Gallery, London

Artist Market, Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London
'Works by Ralph Brown, Ann Christopher and Terry Frost, Festival Gallery', Bath

'More Love than Money', exhibition of the private collection of Ronnie Duncan, Park Square Gallery, Leeds
John Moores Exhibition 8, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

International Exhibition of Prints, Tokoyo
'British Paintings 1960-70', National Gallery of Art, Washington

'The English at Table 1900-70', Camden Arts Centre, London. Exhibits included photograph of Roger Leigh's wedding cake, designed and decorated by Terry Frost
'The English Landscape Tradition in the 20th Century', Camden Arts Centre, London
John Moores Exhibition 7, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

4th Open Painting Exhibition, Belfast

'Recent British Painting', Peter Stuyvesant Foundations, Tate Gallery, London
The Open Hundred, organised by Richard Demarco, David Hume Tower, University of Edinburgh
John Moores Exhibition 6, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

'Works by Sandra Blow, Elizabeth Frink and Terry Frost', Prestons Art Gallery, Bolton
3rd Open Painting Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast (prizewinner)

John Moores Exhibition 5, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (prizewinner)
'Corsham Painters and Sculptures, Arts Council Exhibition, Bath Festival and subsequent tour

'Contemporary British Painting and Sculpture', Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
'Painting and Sculpture of a Decade 1954-64', Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Exhibition Tate Gallery, London
Young British Painters, North Carolina Museum of Art
British Contemporary Artists, New Metropole Arts Centre, Folkestone

'Kompas 2: Contemporary Painting in London', Stedelijk
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Holland
'British Art of the Twentieth Century', Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon and tour
'British Painting in the Sixties', Tate and Whitechapel Galleries, London
'Some Aspects of Contemporary British Painting', British Council exhibition circulated in Canada
Red, White, Blue, Yorkshire House, Leeds
John Moores Exhibition 4, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

International Watercolour Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum
'Recent Paintings by Six British Artists', Sorsbie Gallery, Nairobi and Makerere University College, Kampala
Pittsburgh International, Pennsylvania
John Moores Exhibition 3, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

'British Painting 1720-1960', Pushkin Museum, Moscow and the Hermitage Museum, Leningrad
'Irish Exhibition of Living Art', National College of Art, Dublin
Gregory Memorial Exhibition, City Art Gallery, Leeds
The British Guggenheim Award, RWS Galleries, London
'Aspects', Works on paper by various Artists, Waddington Galleries, London
'Art Alive', Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
The Penwith Society of Arts: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Arts Council touring exhibition

'Four Painters', Waddington Galleries, London; Pittsburgh International, Pennsylvania
Guggenheim World Prize Exhibition, New York
'Recent Paintings by Seven British Artists', tour of six state galleries of Australia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela
John Moores Exhibition 2, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
The Development Process, Institite of Contemporary Arts, London

Pittsburgh International, Pennslyvania Guggenheim World Prize Exhibition
'New York British Abstract Painting', Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand
'Contemporary British Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings', British Embassy, Brussels
'7 British Painters of Today', Welsh Arts Council exhibition shown at Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Swansea

Statements, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Metavisual Tachiste and Abstract Painting in England Today, Redfern Gallery, London
Dimensions: British Abstract Art 1948-1957, O'Hanna Gallery, London
British Art, Galerie Cruze, Paris, Prix de Lissone, Italy
Fourth International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
'New Trends in British Art', New York Art Foundation, New York
Jubilee Exhibition 1907-57, Brighouse Art Gallery
John Moores Exhibition 1, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

'Recent Abstract Painting', Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Critics Choice, selected by Herbert Read, Arthure Tooth and Sons Ltd, London
'The Seasons', Contemporary Art Society exhibition, Tate Gallery, London
'Aspects of Contemporary English Paintings', presented by Miss Efie Damaglou,
Parsons Gallery, London

'Six Painters of Cornwall', touring in Scandinavia public galleries

'Abstract Artists', Redfern Gallery, London
Pittsburgh International, Pennsylvania
'50 Years of British Painting', toured in Scandinavian public galleries
'Contemporary Paintings, Sculpture and Crafts', Leeds City Art Gallery
Exhibition of Graphic Designs, Heals Gallery, London

'Romantic Abstractions', Simon Quinn Gallery, Huddersfield
'The Mirror and the Square', AIA travelling exhibition

Third Fitzroy Street Exhibition, 22 Fitzroy Street, London, W1
'Space in colour', Hanover Gallery, London
International Watercolour Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum
Figures in their Setting, Contemporary Art Society exhibition, Tate Gallery, London

'Seventeen Collectors', Contemporary Art Society Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London
Second Fitzroy Street Exhibition, 22 Fitzroy Street, London, W1
'British Abstract Art', Galerie de Francs, Paris
The Mirror and the Square, AIA exhibition, New Burlington Galleries, London

'Artists from around St. Ives', Heals Mansard Gallery, London
'Abstract Art', AIA Gallery, London
'British Abstract Art', Gimpel Fils, London
'Festival Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Pottery', Porthmeor Studios, St. Ives
'Danish, British and American Abstract Artists', Riverside Museum, New York


Public Collections

Government Art Collection, London
Gulbenkian Foundation, London
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Belfast, Ulster Museum
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
British Council, London
Bolton Museum & Art Galler
City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol
City Museum & Art Gallery, Plymouth
Contemporary Art Society, London
Cornwall County Education Committee
Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
Exeter University
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Glasgow University
Huddersfield Art Gallery
Leeds City Art Gallery
Leicestershire County Education Committee
Manchester City Education Department
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Northampton Museums & Art Gallery
Oldham Art Gallery
Reading University
Rutherston Collection, Manchester City Art Gallery
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Southampton City Art Gallery
Sunderland Museum & Art Gallery
Swindon Museum & Art Gallery
Tate Gallery, London
Tel Aviv Museum
The European Commission Conference Centre, Brussels
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Vancouver Art Gallery
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Wakefield Art Galleries & Museums
Warwick Art Gallery & Museum, Leamington Spa
Yale Centre For British Art, New Haven



Alloway, Lawrence ed. Nine Abstract Artists: their Works and Theory, London, 1954
Alloway, Lawrence, in introductions to catalogue of exhibition Statements, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Jan-Feb, 1957
Alloway, Lawrence, in introduction to catalogue of exhibition Dimensions, British Abstract Art, O'Hana Gallery, London, 1957
'Anon, Remarkable Pictures of Life in Prison Camp', Coventry, Evening Telegraph, June 7, 1944.
Anon, Time, August 18, 1961, p.42
Bell, Q., 'Round the London Galleries', Listener, October 16, 1954
Bristow, R., 'Terry Frost - A Painter's Life', Sansom & Company, 2013
Britsh Painting and Sculpture 1960-70, exhibition Catalogue, Tate Gallery London, and National Gallery Washington
Brown, D. Introduction to exhibition catalogue Terry Frost Paintings, Drawings and Collages 1976/77, Arts Council of Great Britain.
Burr, J., 'Frost in February', Apollo, February 1977
Cross, T., Painting the Warmth of the Sun, St. Ives Artists 1939-1975, Alison Hodge/Lutterworth Press, 1984
Daniel-McElroy, Susan & Gooding, Mel Terry Frost - Black, White and Red Tate St. Ives exhibition catalogue 2003
Darracott, Joseph, 'Terry Frost', Isis, January 30, 1957
Davies, P., 'Review of mixed exhibition' (Wills Lane Gallery, St. Ives), Arts Review, September 1980
Davies, P., 'Some notes on the St. Ives School', Art Monthly, July-August, 1981
Dobson, Scott, 'A Dynamic Painter comes back to the North', Evening Chronicle, Newcastle, November, 1964
Elderfield, John, Studio International, January 1972
Finn, Andrea, Terry Frost, Southern Arts Diary and Review, April 1972
Frost, T., 'What I think today', Penwith Society Broadsheet 4, St. Ives, 1953
Frost, T., Statment in Lawrence Alloway ed., Nine Abstract Artists: Their Work and Theory, London, 1954
Frost, T., Statement in catalogue of exhibition Statements, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Jan-Feb, 1957
Frost, T., Statement 'Analysis from Nature' in catalogue of exhibition The Developing Process, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1959
Frost, T., Statement in catalogue of An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Terry Frost, Lincolnshire Associates Arts Centre, May-June 1967
Gooding, Mel Terry Frost - Act And Image Belgrave Gallery Publication 2000
Gooding, Mel Terry Frost Beaux Arts catalogue 2000
Gooding, Mel 'Terry Frost - Six Decades' Royal Academy of Arts exhibition catalogue 2000
Gordon Alistair, Connoisseur, August 1969
Heron, Patrick, 'Space in Painting and Architecture', Architects' Year Book 5, London, 1953
Heron, Patrick, 'Space in Colour: Notes on Nine British Painters', Arts Digest, New York, March 15, 1955
Heron, Patrick, 'London...Alan Davie and Terry Frost, Bryan Wynter', Arts New York, October 1957
Heron, Patrick, 'London...Terry Frost's Seductive Calligraphies', Arts, New York, October 1958
Hodge, Alison Warm Frost Alison Hodge Publication 2003
Hodin, J.P., 'Terry Frost', Quadrum, May 1956
James, Philip, Introduction to catalogue of Terry Frost Retrospective exhibition, Laing Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1964, and subsequent tour
Kemp, Dominic, 'Terry Frost Prints: A Catalgoue Raisonne', 2010, Lund Humphries, Surrey
Lewis, A., 'British Avant Garde Painting 1945-1956: Part 1', Artscribe, March 1982
Lewis, David, in introduction to exhibition catalogue Terry Frost: Recent Paintings May 21- July 4 1982, London Regional Art Gallery, Canada
Lewis, David, introduction to catalogue of St. Ives 1939-64, Tate Gallery, London
Lewis, David, 'Terry Frost' Scholar Press 1994
Lynton, Norbert, 'Romantics', New Statesman, November 22, 1963
McGregan, C., Rufford Craft Centre Exhibition, Arts Review, March, 1982
Norrie, J., 'Terry Frost', Andreas Charalambides, Arts Review, September 1983
Read, Herbert, Introduction to catalogue of exhibition Critics' Choice, Arthur Tooth and Sons Ltd., London, 1956
Rothon, Tony, Studio International, December 1974
Russell, John, Sunday Times, June 4, 1961
Spalding, F., 'Terry Frost' (New Arts Centre, London), Arts Review, March 1980
Stephens, Chris Terry Frost Tate Publishing 2000
Turnbull, C., (RWA Exhibition review), February 1977
Vaizey, M., 'Terry Frost: Works on Paper', Arts Review, January 1978
Wolfram, E., Clough, 'Frost Heath', Arts Review, May 1976