David Tindle exhibition comes to Huddersfield Art Gallery

Huddersfield Art Gallery will play host to a free exhibition by Huddersfield born figurative painter David Tindle presenting a 60 year overview of his life and work. The exhibition has been rated 5/5 by the Guardian newspaper and described as ‘lush yet spectral’.

David Tindle RA is amongst the most renowned British figurative painters of his generation. Born in Huddersfield in April 1932, he held his first exhibition in London whilst still only nineteen years old, and from that point his career and reputation developed quite rapidly. In London Tindle befriended a circle of artists that included Francis Bacon, John Craxton, Lucian Freud, John Minton and Keith Vaughan who influenced his work stylistically and technically, as can be seen in paintings from the 1950s and 1960s included in this exhibition.

David Tindle

5 Facts about artist David Tindle

  • He was commissioned by the national Portrait Gallery in 1986 to paint British acting legend Dirk Bogarde
  • He was elected Royal Academician in 1979 (ARA 1973) and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1981
  • His first solo show was held in 1954 at the Piccadilly Gallery, London
  • He has married three times, and has nine children
  • He has lived in England, France and Italy where he now resides

More information

The exhibition runs at Huddersfield Art Gallery from Saturday 12th November till Saturday 04 February 2017

Gallery open times:
Monday to Friday: 10am – 5pm, Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunday: Closed.

Admission free.

Read more about the artist  

Read the guardian’s review 

For further information and high resolution images, please contact Grant Scanlan (Senior Curator) on 0752 898 8862. grant.scanlan@kirklees.gov.uk


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