Terry Frost

10 Apr-11 May 2024
PV 9 Apr 2024, 6-8pm

Flowers, Cork Street
London W1S 3LZ


Flowers Gallery is delighted to announce an upcoming exhibition of paintings from the Estate of the late Sir Terry Frost (1915-2003) and the Gallery’s representation of the Estate. The exhibition will take place at Flowers Gallery, Cork Street from 10th April to 11th May and will feature an extensive collection of Frost's most compelling paintings from 1966 - 2003.

Frost’s unique introduction to painting began in a German prisoner of war camp in World War Two, inspired by fellow Prisoner or War and 20th century British painter Adrian Heath (1920-1922). Frost credited his imprisonment to his 'heightened perception' of the world, which motivated him to pursue an artistic career. Later becoming a pioneering figure within the St Ives group of British modernists, Frost's career spanned over six decades.

Frost’s colour palette was inspired by his surrounding world in both extraordinary and more domestic places such as the sun and moon in Cyprus to the designs of lorry fronts whilst living in Banbury in the 1960s. His unique abstraction draws from motion and gesture, forming his signature symbols of crescents, spirals and semi circles. 

Frost's early paintings reflect upon the surrounding landscapes and scenes of the Cornish seaside and the Yorkshire countryside, two towns where the artist spent most of his life. He was influenced by boats floating by the harbor, sunlight glistening on the waves, or the bending landscape of the Yorkshire moors.

This exhibition not only celebrates Frost's artistic achievements and his longstanding friendship and collaboration with Flowers Gallery, which dates back to the 1950s. Frost's profound connection to the landscapes of Cornwall and Yorkshire, as well as his inventive use of colour, inspired by the world around him, have left an indelible mark on the art world.

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