1920 Born in Burma
1925 Moved to England
Enrolled at Slade School of Art
Imprisoned in Stalag 383 during World War II
Returned to Slade School of Art
Moved to France, then back to England
Joined the London Group
1953 Published 'Abstract Art, its Origins and Meaning', and had his first solo show at the Redfern Gallery, London
1954-64 Chairman of the Artists' International Association
1962 Included in 'British Art Today', organised by the British Council
1964-67 Served on the board of the Arts Council of Great Britain
1983 Included in 'British Drawing', at the Hayward Gallery
1992 Died

Selected solo exhibitions

1948 Musée des Beaux Arts, Carcassonne
1953 Redfern Gallery, London (also 1966, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989)
1959 Hanover Gallery, London (also 1960, 1962)
1961 Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
1967 Galerie Mickery, Loenersloot, Amsterdam
1968 Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford
1970 Park Square Gallery, Leeds
1971-72 City Art Gallery, Bristol (retrospective)
1973 Redfern Gallery, London
1975 Camden Arts Centre, London (retrospective)
1976 Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
1978 Penwith Galleries, St. Ives
1979 Oriel Gallery, Welsh Arts Council, Cardiff
1981 Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (retrospective)
1983-84 British Council Touring Exhibition, Stavanger Kunstförening, Stavanger, Norway
1986 Billedgalleri, Bergen, Norway
1989 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
1991 Vera Van Laer Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
1995 Clare Hall Gallery, Cambridge
2005 Jonathan Clark Fine Art, London (also 2007)

Selected group exhibitions

1951 AIA Gallery, London 'Abstract Paintings, Sculptures, Mobiles'
1952 AIA, New Burlington Galleries, London 'The Mirror and the Square'
Gimpel Fils, London 'British Abstract Art'
Paris 'Salon des Réalités Nouvelle' (also 1956)
1953 Redfern Gallery, London 'Coronation Exhibition'
1954 I.C.A., London 'Collages and Objects'
1956 Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 'This is Tomorrow'
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester 'Recent Abstract Painting'
1957 Redfern Gallery, London 'Metavisual, Tachiste, Abstract'
1959 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 'John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 2'
1962 Portugal '20th Century British Art' (Arts Council Exhibition)
1963 Contemporary Art Society, Tate Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, London 'British Painting in the Sixties'
1964 Tate Gallery, London 'London Group 1914-64'
1965 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol 'Impressions on Paper'
1967 Tate Gallery, London
1969 Camden Arts Centre, London 'The English Landscape Tradition in the 20th Century'
1972 British Council, Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen 'Britisk Maleri 1945-1970'
1974 Hayward Gallery, London 'British Painting '74'
1977 Royal Academy, London 'British Painting 1952-1977'
1978 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol '56 Group Wales'
1980 Oriel Gallery, Cardiff 'The Probity of Art'
1981 Camden Arts Centre, London 'Contemporary Artists in Camden'
1982 Hayward Gallery, London 'British Drawing'
1985 Serpentine Gallery, London 'Recalling the 'Fifties'
Tate Gallery, London 'St Ives 1939-1964'
1989 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London 'Painting the Visible World'
1990 British Museum, London 'Avant-garde British Printmaking 1914-1960'
1992 Redfern Gallery, London 'An Exhibition of Figures in Landscapes and Interiors'
'The Non-objective World' (Arts Council touring exhibition)
1998 British Council, London 'The Fifties: Art From the British Council Collection'
2003 Tate, St. Ives 'Artists on Artists - Selection by Terry Frost'


Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Billedgalleri, Bergen
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
British Council Collection, London
British Museum, London
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London
Goteborgs Kunstmuseum, Goteborg
Hirschholm Museum, Washington D.C.
Jerwood Collection
Leicester Museums
Museum am Ostwald, Dortmund
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museums Sheffield
National Galleries of Scotland
National Museum Wales
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, University of East Anglia
Southampton City Art Gallery
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Victoria Gallery, Bath
Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

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