Taking Flight: St Ives in the 1950s visits Kendal

Picture this, it’s the 1950s and for a short period of time the epicentre of modern art isn’t Paris, London or New York…it’s St Ives. Here in a small Cornish fishing town a group of painters became renowned for their vivid expression, colour and passion.

Terry Frost (1915-2003) Straw and Purple Visage, 1958