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Black Sun, Newlyn

© estate of Terry Frost. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: The British Academy

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Sir Terry Frost started painting in 1943 when a prisoner of war in Germany and attended the Camberwell School of Art, 1947–1950. His early style was naturalistic but he turned to abstraction in the 1950s and was a leading member of the St Ives group of abstractionists which flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. As the title of the Newlyn painting confirms, his abstract compositions are often inspired by direct visual experiences.

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oil on canvas


H 214 x W 183 cm

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on loan from the estate of Ray Pahl

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