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Timothy Hyman


Timothy Hyman’s paintings and drawings create a personal mythology of London (where he grew up and continues to live and work). Born in 1946, he studied at the Slade (1963-67) but first exhibited only in the late 1970s, emerging as a leading voice in the renewal of figurative painting. In 1979-80 he curated the controversial Narrative Paintings which toured to the ICA, London. In parallel to nine London solo exhibitions (most recently The Man Inscribed with London at Austin/Desmond in 2009), he has contributed frequent articles to the TLS and elsewhere. His monographs on Bonnard (1998) and Sienese painting (2003) are published by Thames and Hudson. In 2001 he was lead curator for the Tate’s Stanley Spencer retrospective. He won the National Portrait Gallery’s Travel Award in 2007-08, and went on to complete a large group portrait ‘Around Bhupen’, 2009, now in the British Council Art Collection. Public collections include the Arts council, British Museum, contemporary Art Society, Government Art Collection, Los Angeles County Museum and Museum of London.

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