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I recently visited the artist David Tindle at his studio in Italy, where I spent a couple of days talking with him and looking at his work and archive. In the early 1950s Tindle befriended the artist John Minton, and through him met Keith Vaughan, John Craxton and Lucien Freud. Now in his eighties and still painting, he is in many ways a last remaining link with a particular circle of artists that also included Francis Bacon. Tindle’s career has been fascinating, and is little documented thus far. I will be writing an essay about his work for a publication to coincide with his show at Huddersfield Art Gallery, set to open 12th November and continue into 2017. Updates will follow.

 

Photograph: David Tindle in his studio, 20 September 2016

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