Woman from Muswell Hill (in a hat)
Signed & dated 1966 bas droite
Oil on Canvas
49cm x 49cm
David Tindle is an exceptional modern British artist, printmaker and teacher. His work is distinguished by a lightness of touch and delicacy of colour. He often chose the medium of egg tempura and sometimes signed his work just DT.
Tindle was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire on 29th April1932 and studied at the Coventry School of Art, 1945-47. Whilst working as a commercial artist in Soho, he became friendly with John Minton, and other artists associated with the area.
He went on to teach at Hornsey College of Art and the Byam Shaw School of Art from 1959 to 1974 and in 1972 was appointed visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art, where he remained until 1983. He went on to be made Ruskin Master of Drawing at Oxford University from 1985 to 1987 and held a professorial fellowship at St. Edmund’s College.
From the early 1950s he was featured in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and was elected as a member of the Royal Academy in 1979. He was also made a Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1981.
Tindle has an impressive British and continental exhibitions record, both solo and as part of key group exhibitions. Fischer Fine Art first showed his work in 1985, since when he has had almost annual shows with the Redfern Gallery.
Key group exhibitions include the 'International Biennale of Realistic Art', Bruges (1958), John Moore’s 'Liverpool Exhibition' (1959 and 1961), 'British Painting ’74', at the Hayward Gallery, London (1974) and '25 Years of British Painting', at the Royal Academy of Arts (1977). He was represented in 'New Acquisitions', at the National Portrait Gallery, London (1987), 'Portrait of the Artist', Tate Gallery, London (1989) and 'The Discerning Eye', at The Mall Galleries, London (1997).
Tindle has been much in demand for commission work, including a portrait of Sir Dirk Bogarde (commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in 1986) and Lord Sainsbury (1990). Further commissions include the stage design for Tchaikovshy’s opera 'Yolanta' at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1988.
Today Tindle’s works are held in many public and private collections. Public collections include the Tate Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery, the London National Portrait Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, London Chantrey Bequest, Contemporary Art Society, Government Art Collection, Museum of London, Bradford City Art Gallery, Coventry City Art Gallery, Dudley City Art Gallery, Eastbourne Art Gallery, Huddersfield Art Gallery, University of Hull, Abbot Hall Gallery and the Kendal, Leicestershire and Yorkshire County Collections. Several of his paintings are included in the BBC Your Paintings Collection.
Whilst working in the UK Tindle lived in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, but he later moved to Italy, where he continued to work.