Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías

Sir Terry Frost (1915 - 2003)

Etching and aquatint

1989

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Spain
    City: Madrid
    Place: British Embassy
  • 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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    Title
    Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías
    Date
    1989
    Medium
    Etching and aquatint
    Dimensions
    height: 55.50 cm, width: 37.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Bonhams & Butterfields, San Franciso, November 2008
    Inscription
    bl: 11/75 ; br: Terry Frost
    Provenance
    R.J. & L.D.Fiedler, Altadena, California, USA (purchased from publisher 1989); Bonhams and Butterfields, San Francisco, 5 November 2008 (lot 311)
    GAC number
    18236/1