Articles in Category: Frederick Terna

Terna's Touch

Written on January 30, 2006

Tablets for Time, acrylic on canvas (48 x 30) by Frederick Terna

Frederick Terna has a soft touch.  His images are neither strident nor angry.  The horror behind many of them is paradoxically softened by symbols and metaphors.  He is not an illustrator; indeed much of his work over the last sixty years is abstract.  Yet there is nothing abstract about the journey Frederick Terna has taken from April 1945 to today. He has lived through one of the defining events of the 20th century, managed to survive and make art.