Hyman, Timothy 1946-

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HYMAN, Timothy 1946-

PERSONAL: Born April 17, 1946, in Hove, Sussex, England; son of Alan (a screenwriter and author) and Noreen (Gypson) Hyman; married Judith Ravenscroft (a fiction writer), March 22, 1982. Education: Slade School of Fine Art, London, diploma, 1967. Politics: "Left/anarchist." Hobbies and other interests: The novels of John Cowper Powys, Italian cinema.

ADDRESSES: Home—62 Myddelton Sq., London EC1R 1XX, England.

CAREER: Artist (painter), writer, curator, and lecturer.

AWARDS, HONORS: Leverhulme Award, 1993; Wingate Award, 1997.


Bonnard, Thames & Hudson (London, England), 1998.

Bhupen Khakhar, Mapin (India), 1998.

Carnivalesque, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 2000.

Stanley Spencer, Tate Gallery (London, England), 2001.

Sienese Painting, Thames & Hudson (London, England), 2003.

Contributor of numerous articles to magazines and newspapers, including London, Artscribe, Modern Painters, and Times Literary Supplement.

SIDELIGHTS: Timothy Hyman once told CA: "For the past twenty years I've been in the awkward category of a 'painter who writes.' Most of my energies have been devoted to painting (which remains my chief source of income). I began to write as a crusader—in defense of artists unregarded or misunderstood—and that remains my central motivation. Of course I am also writing about the artists from whom I have learned the most and to whom I feel closest, and that quest for self-understanding determines my critical viewpoint.

"The focus of my book on Bonnard is a subjective pictorial space—a new space for the self—which obviously links to my own practice as a painter. It is partly my interest in the representation of the city (that is, London) that now fuels my research on Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Sienese painting. For me, the writing and the painting are integral and interdependent—even if the gear changes are sometimes troublesome!"