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Walter Tyndale

1856 - 1943 Bruges, Belgium

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  • About the Artist
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  • Bibliography

Walter Tyndale was born at the Chateau Schapsdael, near Bruges, on 10 August 1855, to John Nash Tyndale (1814-1868), and Charlotte Flora Hulme (born 1816). He was educated in Bruges and, at the age of 16, attended drawing classes at the city’s academy. Following the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War, the Tyndale family retreated to England and in 1871 settled in Bath. However, three years later, Walter Tyndale returned to Belgium to study at the Antwerp Academy; his assiduousness resulted in a silver medal for drawing from the antique with promotion to the life class. His ambition led him to Paris, where he studied at the Atelier Bonnat and worked in the studio of the former Antwerp student, Jan van Beers. In 1878, he returned again to England where, two years later, he took a studio in All Souls Place, in London. He married Evelyn Barnard in Bath in 1883 and settled with his family in Haslemere, in Surrey, at the end of the decade.

Tyndale was inspired to turn exclusively to watercolour, the medium ideally suited to his topographical bent. The range of his travels is indicated by the titles of solo shows that he held at the Dowdeswell Galleries: ‘Cairo, The Lebanon and Damascus’ (1898), ‘Cairo, Jerusalem and Sicily’ (1899), ‘Italy’ (1901) ‘Rothenburg’ (1902). His 1904 show, ‘Fruit and Flower Stalls,’ revealed how he could extend topography into the realms of still life and genre.

In the same year, Tyndale was commissioned by A & C Black to produce a book on ‘Hardy’s Wessex’. The commission resulted in a shift of allegiance: in 1905, the illustrations were exhibited at the Leicester Galleries, and later work, for other publishers, would be shown at the same venue.
From 1914, he held five solo shows at the Fine Art Society; he also continued to show regularly at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, which had elected him a member in 1911.

Tyndale was a founding member of the "Haslemere Art Society" and was president from 1930 until 1932.

— Submitted by Inviere Gallery



Bruges Academy of Art (Bruges, Belgium)

Academy in Antwerp (Antwerp, Belgium)

Studied and work at the Atelier Bonnat in Paris

Studied under Leon Bonnat and Jan Van Beers and other world-reknowned artists.


Founding member and former president of "Haslemere Art Society"

Member of the "Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours"

Member of the Royal British Colonial Society 


Illustrations/Paintings by Mr. Walter Tyndale:

A Bazaar in Tunis (ca. 1899)

A Minaret in Tunis (ca. 1899)

Grand Mosque Courtyard in Tunis (ca. 1899)

The Twin Minarets of El-Muayyad 

Hutchinson, H. G. "The New Forest" (Methuen, 1904)

Holland, Clive. "Wessex" (London: A. & C. Black, 1906)

Charles G. Harper. "Wessex" (London: A. & C. Black, 1911)

Taylor, Harriet Osgood. "Japanese Gardens" (London: Methuen & Co., 1912)

Horatio Brown, "Dalmatia"; painted by Walter Tyndale, described by Horatio F. Brown (London: A. & C. Black, 1925)

Pieces written and illustrated by Mr. Walter Tyndale:

"Below The Cataracts" (J. B. Lippincott company, 1907).

"Japan & The Japanese" (MacMillan, 1910)

"L'Egypte d'hier et d'aujourd'hui" (Paris Hachette, 1910)

"An artist in Egypt" (Hodder & Stoughton, 1912)

"An artist in Italy" (Hodder & Stoughton, 1912)

"An artist in the Riviera" (Hearst's International Library, 1915).

"Hardy country water-colours" (A & C Black, 1920) — abridged version of 1906 book.

"Wessex" (A & C Black, 1906) — painted by Walter Tyndale, described by Clive Holland. The illustrations derive from a June-July 1905 exhibition by Tyndale.

Works by Walter Tyndale

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