David Tindle was born 29th April 1932 he studied at Coventry School of Art from 1945 to 1947. He later went on to teach at Hornsey College of Art and Byam Shaw School of Art from 1959 to 1974. In 1972 David was appointed visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art, a post he would continue to perform until 1983. He later went on to hold the prestigious post of Ruskin Master of Drawing at Oxford University from 1985 to 1987.
Tindle's work comprises of his portraits, his landscapes, and his interiors and still life's. David has executed some important portraits during his long and successful career, those include Sir Dirk Bogarde (which was commissioned by the National Portrait gallery) and Lord Sainsbury.
Tindle exhibited all the way through his career with regular shows at the Redfern Gallery in London. He's also exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art, John Moore's, The Hayward Gallery London, The National Portrait Gallery, the Tate Gallery and Mall Galleries in London.
David Tindle was elected Royal Academician in 1979 (ARA 1973) and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1981. He continues to live and work in Italy.