Painter, notably in egg tempera, printmaker and teacher, born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire.
Studied at 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
From the early 1950’s he was featured in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, had
regular solo exhibitions at Piccadilly Gallery, and had a retrospective at Coventry’s
Herbert Art gallery as early as 1957.
Tindle was elected RA in 1979. From 1985 he showed with Fischer Fine Art, in 1996
showing new paintings with Redfern Gallery. He taught at Hornsey College of Art,
1959-74, and at Royal College of Art, 1972-83, being made a fellow in 1981.
Tindle was also for a time Ruskin Master of Drawing at Oxford University, and held
a professorial fellowship at St. Edmund’s College.
His work, often signed just DT, is subtle and delicate, portraits and objects in
carefully arranged interiors in which surface and texture are important. His works
are held by the Tate Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery and National Portrait Gallery