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Painter, printmaker, writer and collector of modern art, full name Guy Richard Charles Wyndham. Dick Wyndham was born into the landed aristocracy and educated at Wellington College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Served in World War I in the Army at the second Battle of Ypres, then Salonika, winning the Military Cross. Bored with the life of a country gentleman at Clouds House, Wiltshire, Wyndham took up art, studying under Harold Speed and Wyndham Lewis. He bought Tickerage Mill, outside Uckfield, Sussex, near his friend Edward Wadsworth, and drove fast cars, flew his own plane and partied with an artistic group. Wyndham showed at Goupil and Leicester Galleries and Tooth, having a first solo exhibition there in 1933, and had work bought by Edward Marsh, Manchester City Art Galleries and galleries in Brighton, Hull, Rochdale and Belfast.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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