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Trevor Winkfield, British painter. Recipient Engelhard award, 1986, Pollock-Krasner award, 1989, Chevalier, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, 2003; fellow John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1990; Hillwood fellow, 1993.


Winkfield, Trevor was born in 1944 in Leeds, England.


From 1960 to 1964, Winkfield studied at the Leeds College of Art in Leeds, England, from which he received an Intermediate Certificate in Art.


Born in Leeds, England in 1944, Winkfield moved to New York City in 1969. Described as a “connoisseur of the original, spare, and strange,” Winkfield has collaborated with John Ashbery, Harry Mathews, Kenward Elmslie, Barbara Guest, Ron Padgett, and John Yau. From 1964 to 1967, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London, earning an M.A. in fine art.

WInkfield founded several small poetry journals in the late 1960s, including one called Julliard, which brought him into association with poets of the New York School, including James Schuyler. As a painter, Winkfield is represented by Tibor de Nagy Gallery. In 2015, a solo exhibition, entitled “Trevor Winkfield’s Pageant,” was mounted at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, showcasing Winkfield’s collaborations with notable poets.


  • In 2014, a book length interview with Winkfield by Miles Champion was published under the title “How I Became a Painter,” and a selection of Winkfield’s writings on art was published under the title “Georges Braque & Others: The Selected Art Writings of Trevor Winkfield.”.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include, Fishbach Gallery, New York City, 1977, Coracle Gallery, London, 1978, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City, 1980, Institute Contemporary Art, Boston, 1985, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York City, 1986, 1989, Engineer of Mines Donahue Gallery, New York City, 1995, 1996, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, New York City, 1999, exhibited in group shows, Yale Center British Art, 1989, Washburn Gallery, New York City, 1992, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York City, 1990, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City, 1991, Marlborough Gallery, New York City, 1992, Baxter Gallery, Portland, Maine, 1993, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, 1994, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, 1995, Whitney Museum American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut, 1997, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, 1999, 2001, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2000 (Academy award in Art, 2000), 2008 (Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Purchase award, 2008), Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 2000, District of Columbia Moore Gallery, New York City, 2001, 2004, British Consul-General's Residence, New York City, 2001, National Academy of Design, 2002, 2006, Westbeth Gallery, New York City, 2003, New York Academy of Sciences, 2004, Painting Center, New York City, 2006.