Suspended Forms

Sir Terry Frost (1915 - 2003)

Oil on canvas with collaged canvas

1967-1968

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Cabinet Office, 70 Whitehall
  • About the artist
    Sir Terry Frost was born in Leamington Spa. He was imprisoned while serving in the war but afterwards studied at Camberwell School of Arts, London, then settled in St Ives in 1950, where he worked as assistant to Barbara Hepworth. In 1951, after meeting the artist Roger Hilton, he began to use construction and collage. In 1952 Frost’s first major exhibition in London led to several decades of solo and group exhibitions around the world. In 1960 he visited the USA and met leading Abstract Expressionists Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman, and art critic Clement Greenberg. Knighted in 1998 for his contribution to British art, Frost continued to make paintings and prints as well as designing ceramics and textiles right up to his death in 2003.
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    Subjects
    abstract
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, collage, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Suspended Forms
    Date
    1967-1968
    Medium
    Oil on canvas with collaged canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 90.00 cm, width: 61.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, 1 March 2000
    Inscription
    VERSO: Frost 67/68 / Frost May 67
    Provenance
    Sold through Christie's, South Kensington, on 1 March 2000 (Lot 279)
    GAC number
    17456