Terry Frost: A Painter’s Life

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The first full-length biography on Terry Frost.

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Published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Frost’s death, this first full-length biography traces his life from a working-class upbringing in the Midlands, the struggle of his early years in St Ives, his time at the Camberwell School of Art and his move from early representational work to the abstraction that became his creative hallmark.The narrative examines the simple things that often inspired Frost’s work – street signs and fishing boats and the colors of the landscape, from a desert in America to snowy moors in Yorkshire. His many friendships with, among others, artists Peter Lanyon, Bryan Wynter and Ben Nicholson, along with the poet WS Graham, are all included.Although Frost’s work became highly sought after and is to be found in major collections around the world, economic hardship was a constant creative threat. Roger Bristow shows how Frost moved first to St Ives then to London and back again, and elsewhere in Britain and abroad, taking up academic posts to provide for his family.He finally settled in Newlyn in 1974, where he worked fastidiously until the end of his life, producing a range of paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture and designs for jewelry.

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Weight 0.912 kg
Dimensions 25.1 × 17.9 × 2.2 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

252

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

759.2 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K