Born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, in 1915, he did not become an artist until he was in his 30s. During his army service in World War II, he met and was taught by Adrian Heath while a prisoner of war. Subsequently, he attended Camberwell School of Art and the St. Ives School of Art. In 1951, he worked as an assistant to the sculptor Barbara Hepworth.
Frost's academic career included teaching at Bath Academy of Art, the Cyprus College of Art and the University of Leeds. Later he became Artist in Residence and Professor of Painting at the Department of Fine Art of the University of Reading.
He married Kathleen Clarke in 1945. They had five sons and one daughter. Two of his sons, Adrian and Anthony Frost and Luke, a grandson also became artists. Another, Stephen is a comedian and actor.
- BBC obituary
- Obituary in The Telegraph
- Works by Frost in the Tate collection
- artcornwall.org on-line journal for art and artists in Cornwall
- BBC Your Paintings: works by Terry Frost in public British collections
- Terry Frost at Bohun Gallery