Painter, notably in egg tempura, printmaker and teacher, born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, he initially studied at Coventry School of Art between 1945-6.
From the early 1950s he was featured in RA Summer Exhibition shows and had regular exhibitions at the Piccadilly Gallery. By 1957 he had a retrospective at Coventry's Herbert Art Gallery. Tindle then began to build up an impressive British and Continental exhibition record including appearances in John Moore's exhibition in Liverpool in 1959 and 1961.
He taught at Hornsey College of Art between 1959 and 1974, and at the Royal College of Art between 1972 and 1983. He was made fellow of the college in 1981. He was also for a time Ruskin Master of Drawing at Oxford University and held a professional fellowship at St Edmund Hall.
Tindle is best known for his subtle and delicate work showing every day objects and articles of clothing in carefully arranged interiors. His work can be seen on permanent display at Tate Britain, Manchester City Art Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, and many other public collections. He now lives and works in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.