Trevor Winkfield (b. 1944) was born in Leeds, England. He received an Intermediate Certificate in Art from Leeds College of Art and by an MA at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1969, he moved to New York City, where he lives today. Winkfield has been deeply involved through life long friendships and projects including book cover designs, poetry journals and collaborative projects with poets from the New York School, including John Ashbery and James Schuyler.
"One way of approaching my paintings is to see them as inter-woven chains of events and ideas, each nudging its neighbors into responsiveness: one thing leading to the next."
Trevor Winkfield's work is in the collections of the Berkeley Art Museum, CA, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has been the recipient of awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Purchase Prize as well as a Chevalier in l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government. Winkfield is formally represented by Tibor de Nagy Gallery.