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David Tindle RA: A Retrospective

12th November - 4th February
November 12, 2016

Huddersfield Art Gallery plays host to a free exhibition by Huddersfield born figurative painter David Tindle presenting a 60 year overview of his life and work.


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.



Since then Tindle has embraced the technique of egg tempera, rendering gardens, doorways, window scenes, and dream-like still lifes in exquisite detail. His fine brushwork captures the slightest change in colour or texture, and his medium emphasises the fragility and mutability of the world that he paints. More recently, his depictions of Lucca, Italy, his former home, perfectly match the brighness and light of warmer climes.


This exhibition was curated by Ian Massey and Richard Selby.


David Tindle RA is represented by the Redfern Gallery.