Trevor Winkfield was born in Leeds, England in1944. He received an Intermediate Certificate in Art from Leeds College of Art followed by an M.A. at the Royal College of Art in London. He moved to New York City in 1969.  Trevor 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, such as John Ashbery and James Schuyler.

His work is in the collections of the Berkeley Art Museum, CA, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA and the Museum of Modern Art.  He has been the recipient of awards from Yaddo, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Purchase Prize and is a Chevalier in l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government.