David Tindle RA

In amongst the strong, if somewhat conservative, collection of modern British art in the Ashmolean is a very strong (inscribed on the back 1955, although undated on the label) painting by David Tindle, which shows how close his early work was in style and character to that of John Minton and Lucian Freud (his first solo show was at the Piccadilly Gallery in 1954).   I also had not realised that he had been Ruskin Master, as well as an RA since 1979:-


4 thoughts on “David Tindle RA

  1. Tindle is unjustly forgotten. At least as good as Minton and Freud. He’s still alive, isn’t he ?

    Typical of the Ashmolean to have his work – it is an excellent 20th century collection.

  2. Susie Allen-Huxley says:

    There is a beautiful portrait of the young David Tindle by Minton currently on show at Pallant House Gallery Chichester. There is also a stunning painting of a similar size, by Freud of Minton which is owner by the Royal College of Art.
    Paul and I recently heard from David who is now living in Hastings.

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