Sir Terry Frost, RA is widely recognised as one of the leading British abstract artists of his generation, during his career he produced over 1000 paintings and works on paper, and only 261 prints (per Kemp's Catalogue Raisonee).
He lived for many years in Cornwall, and was a central figure in the post war St Ives School. He has held over 120 solo exhibitions worldwide, including the many centenary exhibitions throughout the UK in 2015, and over 200 group shows.Terry Frost's work is in many public (Tate, MOMA etc) as well as private and corporate collections around the world.
Although he started as a figurative artist, he is best known for his exploration of abstraction, using colour combinations and shapes to create rhythms and his own vocabulary.
As an art teacher he would famously ask his students to create different 'blacks' from a range of other colours.
Elected a Royal Academician in 1992, he was knighted in 1998. He exhibited extensively in Britain and the United States, and his work is held in museums and galleries worldwide, including Tate Britain, 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.
This exhibition coincides with “Analogue Sounds” an exhibition of recent paintings by Frost’s son, Anthony Frost.
James Stewart, curator and gallery director said “Each year for the Festival we try to put on an exhibition that is a little special, and that will interest visitors as well as excite collectors” he continued “This year is no exception, we have chosen two abstract artists, a father and son, one Modern British the other Contemporary. Both use bright, bold colours in their work, but that is where the comparison ends: Each approaches their subjects quite differently and this exhibition will provide everyone with a chance to compare the two”.