Artist biography

Wyndham TRYON 1883–1942

Landscape painter and, from the early 1920s, abstract artist inspired by music. Born 9 September 1883 in London. Worked in the office of Sir Reginald Blomfield, the architect, then studied painting at the Slade School 1906–11. Visited Spain with Darsie Japp 1911 and 1914. Stayed at Murcia and Jijona 1914–20, being unfit for military service. Returned to England 1919 and because of illhealth remained at Epsom from 1920 to 1923, undergoing treatment in Scotland for a mental breakdown 1924. First one-man exhibition at the XXI Gallery 1919. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1920; exhibited at the London Group 1925 and 1929. Settled at Watford 1923–8, making prolonged stays in Spain. From 1929 to 1930 lived at Cassis (Bouches-du-Rhône) near Tristram Hillier and the Japps, returning 1931 to London, which remained his home until 1940. Died at Roehampton 16 November 1942.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II