Tindle, David: Thames Near Blackfriars Bridge


A deeply atmospheric wharf side view produced in the final days of the working Thames on the south bank in London. Beyond the warehouses is Bankside Power Station which is now Tate Modern. An oil on board in excellent condition reflecting David Tindle’s characteristic semi-abstract style, signed, framed and glazed.



Artist: David Tindle (born 1932)

Title and date: Thames Near Blackfriars Bridge, 1964

Size: 40.0 x 64.5 cms.


Artist description:

Originating from Huddersfield, David Tindle studied at Coventry School of Art from 1945 to 1947 then taught at Hornsey College of Art and Byam Shaw School of Art from 1959 to 1974. In 1972, he was appointed visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art where he remained until 1983; he was Ruskin Master of Drawing at Oxford University from 1985 to 1987.

His first solo show was held in 1954 at the Piccadilly Gallery, London with subsequent solo exhibitions throughout the UK and Europe. He showed regularly with Fischer Fine Art from 1985 and with the Redfern Gallery from 1994, retrospectives of his work were held at Coventry City Art Gallery (1957) and at the Northampton Art Gallery (1972).

Tindle’s work has been included in many key group exhibitions including the International Biennale of Realistic Art, Bruges (1958), John Moore’s Liverpool Exhibition (1959 and 1961), British Painting ’74, at the Hayward Gallery, London (1974) and 25 Years of British Painting at the Royal Academy of Arts (1977). Among Tindle’s commissions are portraits of Sir Dirk Bogarde in 1986 and Lord Sainsbury (1990); a stage design for Tchaikovsky’s opera ‘Yolanta’ at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1988. He was elected Royal Academician in 1979 and was made a Fellow of the RCA in 1981. He lives and works in Italy.