(Royal Leamington Spa, England, 1915 - 2003, Newlyn, England)
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Starting in the 1940s, Terry Frost belonged to the St Ives group, which for several decades was a hotbed of abstract and constructivist art in Great Britain. Frost gradually moved from visual configurations inspired by vistas of the Cornish fishing port of St Ives to compositions that isolate rhythmic, hardedged, and hard-colored elements of form. The silkscreens on display here feature half-circles and D shapes, a signature motif of his art in the late 1960s. Colored curves echo one another, nearly touch, or approach the straight border of the composition and engender energetic visual rhythms.
ULAN note: A leading St. Ives painter, he began painting while he was a prisoner of war, first in a naturalistic style but soon after in an abstract style. He often transposes his own visual experiences, both landscape and figurative.
Some information from Getty's Union List of Artist Names ® (ULAN)