Artist Birthdays October 13 – TERRY FROST

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TERRY FROST (October 13, 1915 – September 1, 2003)

  • Nationality: British
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Abstraction
  • ARTiFact: He began to paint during WWII, after being taken prisoner during the invasion of Crete in 1941. After the war he was rejected by art school for not having A-levels. But a chance meeting in a pub with a fellow prisoner who had become an educational officer gained Frost a place at Camberwell School of Art.
  • Artist Quote: “Sometimes I get the strength to have complete confidence in myself and every shape. Other times I find the shapes can be associative, but only after the painting. I can’t stand them being associative before, that puts me right off.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): June, Red and Black,  1965.
    Terry Frost. Red, Black and White, 1955-6. © The Estate of Terry Frost

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