DAVID TINDLE: RA B.1932
David Tindle was born in 1932 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, and studied at Coventry School of Art from 1945 to 1947. He taught at Hornsey College of Art and 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.
Tindle’s work has been included in many key group exhibitions including 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). More recently 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).
Among Tindle s commissions are portraits of Sir Dirk Bogarde (commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in 1986) and Lord Sainsbury (1990). Tindle was elected Royal Academician in 1979 (ARA 1973) and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1981. David Tindle lives and works in Italy.