Walter Frederick Roofe Tyndale (1855 – 1943) He was born in Bruges, Belgium, but his parents were English. He studied art at the Antwerp Academy, and in Paris under Bonnat. He began as an oil painter but soon made water color his main medium, painting landscapes and architectural subjects. He travelled widely in Europe and the East, illustrating his own travel books about Italy, Egypt, and Japan, among others. He divided his life between Venice and England.