1946 Born in Hove, Sussex; brought up in London
1963-67 Slade School of Fin

Solo Exhibitions
1981 Blond Fine Art, London
1983 Blond Fine Art, London
1984 Usher Gallery, Lincoln; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, and touring
1985 Westfield College, University of London
Blond Fine Art, London
1988 Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, India
1990 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London*
1993 Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
1994 Gallery M (Flowers East), London
Gallery Chemould, Bombay, India
2000 Mid River: Paintings and Drawings of a Decade, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London*
2003 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London*
2006 The Man Inscribed with London, curated by Nurit David, Gallery of the Artists’ Studios, Tel Aviv
2006 London Mappings and Panoramas, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London*
2009 The Man Inscribed with London, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London*
2015 A Year at Maggie’s, Royal Academy, London

(* catalogue published)

Selected Group Exhibitions
1979-1980 Narrative Paintings*, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) London;
Arnolfini, Bristol, and touring
1981/87 National Portrait Gallery
1981 Hayward Annual*, London
1982/83/86/88Whitechapel Open, London
1984 A Singular Vision*, South London Art Gallery, and touring
1985 In Their Circumstances*, Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln, and touring
Thirty London Painters, Royal Academy, London
Human Interest*, Manchester Cornerhouse
1986 Past and Present*, Arts Council of Great Britain touring exhibition
Self Portrait*, Bath Festival, and touring
1988-99 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (22 works)
1988 The Subjective City*, Barbican Art Gallery, London; and touring
1988/91/92/94The South Bank Show. Royal Festival Hall, London
1991 Marks of Tradition, MOMA, Oxford
1991/94 EAST Open Exhibition*, Norwich
1992 An Edinburgh Suite, Printmakers’ Workshop, Edinburgh
1993 Witnesses and Dreamers*, Museum of London; and touring
1994 Drawing on These Shores*, Brighton Museum; and touring
1995 Timothy Hyman; Henry Kondracki; Jiro Osuga, Flowers East, London
1996 The Motor Show, Coventry Museum, and touring
1997 Contemporary British Figurative Painting*, Flowers East, London
1999 The Artist’s Journey*, Leighton House, London; and touring
Cheltenham Drawing Open*, touring to the Kunstakademie Berlin
2000 Self-made Men (with Alex Katz, Red Grooms, Jim Nutt, etc.), D.C.
Moore Gallery, New York
2001 Intimacy, touring exhibition selected from the Arts Council Collection
2003 The Divine Comedy, Michael Richardson, Artspace, London
2004 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Jerwood Drawing Prize, touring exhibition*
Visions of London, Michael Richardson, Artspace, London
Taking on London*, Museum of London, Terrace Gallery, London Arts
2005 Hyman/Kondracki/Osuga, Flowers East, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
Torn Stasis, Keith Talent Gallery, London
London, City of Heaven, City of Hell*, Guildhall Art Gallery, London
2006 Drawing Inspiration*, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
2007 National Portrait Gallery (BP Travel Award) *
2007 Drawing Breath*, Wimbledon School of Art and tour
2007 Home and Garden, Geffrye Museum, London*
2007 Gli Amici Pittori di Londra, curated by Lino Manocci, Galleria Ceribelli, Bergamo, Itlay *
2008 National Portrait Gallery (16 works)
2010 Another Country: London Painters in Dialogue with Modern Italian Art, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London
2012 RA Now, Royal Academy, London*
2013 GIFTED – Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London*
2014 Drawn Together, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings*
2015 Vital Signs, Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, London*
2015 Segni di Londra, Monforte d’Alba, Italy
2015 Around Bhupen Khakhar, Hitesh Rana Gallery, Baroda, India*
2015 Contributed to Flash 500, Akerman Daly, Whitechapel Gallery, London*
2016 Drawings from The Royal Drawing School, Christie’s, New York*
2016 Bhupen Khakhar and His Contemporaries, Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, London
2016 Vital Signs, Palazzo Lanfranchi, Pisa, Italy
2017 I Pittori Amici di Londra, Galleria Ceribelli, Bergamo, Italy*
2018 Good and Bad Government (Homage to Ambrogio Lorenzetti), Thames Side Studios Gallery, London
2018 Overlapping Circuits, collaborative wall drawing (with Luci Eyers), Transition Gallery, London
2019 Urban Contemporaries, Espacio Gallery, London
2019 Tree of Lives, collaborative wall drawing (with Perienne Christian and Luci Eyers), BAGT studios, London

2020 Film Drawings, Transition Gallery, London

2021 The Smoke, Terrace Gallery London
2022 The Urban Sublime, Coningsby Gallery London

2022 A Drawing Show, Paint Talk, London

(* catalogue published)

Residencies & Awards, etc.
1983-84 Artist-in-Residence, Lincoln Cathedral
1984-85 Artist-in-Residence, Westfield College, London
1992 Artist-in-Residence, Sandown Racecourse
1992 Leverhulme Award
1993 Honorary Research Fellow, University College, London
1995 Rootstein/Hopkins Award
1998 Wingate Foundation Award
2003-04 LAC grant to draw on London Eye
2007 BP Travel Award (National Portrait Gallery)
2003, ‘07, ‘11 Residency Artist at Vermont Studio Center
2011 Elected RA
2011-12 Artist in Residence at Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres
2018 Royal Literary Fund Award

Work in public collections
Los Angeles County Museum
Arts Council Collection
Brighton Art Gallery
Bristol City Art Gallery
British Council Collection
The British Museum
Clifford Chance & Co.
Contemporary Art Society
Deutsche Bank Collection
Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge (Bowness Collection)
Government Art Collection
The Museum of London
Pallant House, Chichester (Wilson Collection)
Royal Collection
Sheffield City Art Galleries
South-East Arts Collection
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln
Westfield College (University of London)

Selected Bibliography
1981 Margaret Richards, Tribune (22 May)
William Feaver, The Observer (24 May)
John Roberts, Artscribe (June)
1982 Rasaad Jamie, Artscribe (issue xxxvii,October)
1983 Rasaad Jamie, Artscribe (issue xliv,December)
1985 Dave Lee, Arts Review (5 July)
William Feaver, The Observer (14 July)
1987 Andrew Graham-Dixon, The Independent (9 October)
1990 Norbert Lynton, catalogue essay, Timothy Hyman. Recent Work
(London: Austin/Desmond Fine Art)
William Feaver, The Observer (14 October)
1991 Merlin James, London Magazine (February)
Tim Hilton, The Guardian (17 July)
1992 Alan Ross, catalogue essay, Timothy Hyman at Sandown (The Rosebriars
1993 Michael Butler, City Life (Manchester, 26 May)
Robert Clark, The Guardian (27 May)
1994 Dnyaneshwar Nadkarni, The Times of India (24 January)
1997 Isabel Carlisle, The Times (London, 29 August)
1998 Jed Perl, The New Republic (September)
2000 Julian Bell, RA Magazine (May)
Richard Morphet, “The Panorama of Midlife”, Timothy Hyman. Mid River:
Paintings and Drawings of a Decade (London: Austin/Desmond Fine Art)
2001 Andrew Lambirth, London Magazine (February)
2002 “Interview with Timothy Hyman”, The London Arts Café Newsletter (issue 10,
2003 “Timothy Hyman in conversation with Gabriel Josipovici”, Timothy Hyman –
Recent Work (London: Austin/Desmond Fine Art)
Jiro Osuga, Art and Cities (Autumn/Winter)
2004 David Ekserdjian, Times Literary Supplement (28 May)
Tom Lubbock, The Independent (18 December)
Thomas de Wesselow, Art and Cities (Autumn/Winter)
2005 David Gervais: PN Review (July/August)
TH extracts from residency diary, in CMYK CTY, Miser and Now
2006 Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator (21 January)
Tamar Garb/Itamar Levy, Introductions for The Man Inscribed with London,
Tel Aviv
Ruti Director, Yedtiot Aharonot (7 April)
Uzi Tsur, Haaretz (7 April)
2006 William Packer, Financial Times (3 June)
2006 Jane Rye, The Week, BP National Portrait Award, (10 June)
2006 Lyndall Gordon in conversation with Timothy Hyman: “Is it a Linear Thing or a Circular Thing”, introductory catalogue text to London Mappings and Panoramas, Austin/Desmond Fine Art
2007 Lino Manocci in Gli Amici Pittori di Londra, Bergamo, Italy
2008 National Portrait Gallery, Travel Diary for ‘Around Bhupen’
2009 Tess Jaray / Richard Zimler, The Man Inscribed with London, (Austin/Desmond Fine Art)

2015 A Year With Maggie’s (Royal Academy of Arts, London in association with Maggie’s)

(A complete Bibliography of Timothy Hyman’s writings are available in the current website)

2020 Luca del Baldo, The Visionary Academy (De Gruyter)

2021 Both Sides of Here, Courtauld Institute, London

2021 Interview with Allan Antliff, Anarchist Studies Volume 29 No. 1

Timothy Hyman no longer exhibits with Austin/Desmond

Timothy Hyman began to publish on painting in London Magazine in the late 1970s, and was a contributing editor to Artscribe. He also began to teach part-time in art schools, including the Slade, RCA and St Martin’s. In 1979 he curated the controversial exhibition Narrative Paintings. In 1980 and 1982 he was a Visiting Professor in Baroda, India, completing extensive British Council lecture tours. Since 1990 he has contributed articles to the Times Literary Supplement. In 1998 his monograph on Bonnard was published by Thames and Hudson, and, in India, his book on Bhupen Khakhar. He curated the Hayward Gallery touring exhibition Carnivalesque (2000) and was lead curator for the Tate Gallery’s retrospective of Stanley Spencer in 2001. In 2003 Thames & Hudson published his monograph on Sienese Painting (second all-colour edition 2022). He co-curated (with John Gage and Robert Hoozee) the major exhibition British Vision, in Ghent 2007-08. In 2016 Thames and Hudson published his book The World New Made: Figurative Painting in the Twentieth Century. He has written about RB Kitaj’s Confessions in New York Review of Books, April 19th 2018. He contributed an essay to Ways of Drawing (Thames and Hudson and Royal Drawing School) in 2019. In 2020, Yale published On The Viewing Platform: The Panorama Between Canvas and Screen (including an essay and a painting by TH). He is currently working towards a book about English Medieval painting.

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