Brown Harbour

© estate of Terry Frost. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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This picture is from a group that established Terry Frost’s early reputation. It is one of the last paintings acquired by Margaret Davies, and demonstrates how she remained aware of the latest work by emerging young artists. Growing up in the Midlands, Frost had a variety of jobs in small local workshops and in a factory. He was called up in 1939, and was captured in the battle for Crete in 1941. He was held in Stalag 383 in Germany, where he spent time drawing and painting, and became a close friend of the artist Adrian Heath (1920–1992). Frost resolved to attend art college and pursue an artistic career when war ended. After the War Frost married and briefly lived in St Ives, before studying at Camberwell School of Art with Victor Pasmore(1908–1998).


Brown Harbour




oil on canvas


H 88.7 x W 117 cm

Accession number

NMW A 2167

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Margaret Davies, 1963

Work type



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