The painter Trevor Winkfield--born in Leeds in 1944 and residing in New York City since 1969--has been a sought-after contributor to publications such as Arts Magazine, Art in America and Modern Painters for two decades. Editors have long trusted his unique sensibilities and relied on his capacity to usher in fresh understandings of art. Take, for instance, Winkfield's pure excitement and audacity at weaving the work of the proto-Surrealist author Raymond Roussel into an essay on Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper." Unapologetically the writings of an artist, not a critic, in Georges Braque & Others, Winkfield engages some of the greatest names in art (Vermeer, Chardin, Signac, Ryder, Dadd, Brancusi, Cornell, Duchamp, Johns and of course Braque, among others)--asking questions, seeing the details and sharing the obscure facts that only an artist like Winkfield could notice and convey with such great charm.
About the Author
Trevor Winkfield was born in Leeds, England in 1944. After studying painting at the Royal College of Art under Peter Blake and Carel Weight, he moved to New York City in 1969. Winkfield's paintings are exhibited regularly, most recently at Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York. His conversations with Miles Champion about his early life have recently been published as How I Became A Painter (Pressed Wafer). His other publications include Trevor Winkfield's Drawings, In the Scissors' Courtyard, Trevor Winkfield's Pageant and a translation of Raymond Roussel's How I Wrote Certain of My Books.