David Inshaw (born 21 March 1943 in Wednesfield, Staffordshire, England) is a British artist who sprang to public attention in 1973 when his painting The Badminton Game was exhibited at the ICA Summer Studio exhibition in London. The painting was subsequently acquired by the Tate Gallery  and is one of several paintings from the 1970s that won him critical acclaim and a wide audience. Others include The Raven, Our days were a joy and our paths through flowers, She did not turn, The Cricket Game and Presentiment.
David Inshaw studied at Beckenham School of Art in 1959-63 and the Royal Academy Schools in 1963-66. A teaching post at the West of England College of Art, Bristol, in 1966-75 was followed by a two-year fellowship in Creative Art at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1975-77. Inshaw moved to Devizes, Wiltshire, in 1971 and formed the Broadheath Brotherhood with Graham and Ann Arnold in 1972. The three artists were joined by Peter Blake, Jann Haworth, and Graham and Annie Ovenden in 1975, when the group was renamed the Brotherhood of Ruralists. The Ruralists exhibited together for the first time at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1976, and Inshaw left the group seven years later, in 1983. He moved to Clyro near Hay-on-Wye in 1989 but returned to Devizes in 1995 and has lived there since then.
Inshaw's paintings are held in many private and public collections, including the Arts Council of Great Britain, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, the British Council, the Department of the Environment, the Royal West of England Academy, Tate Britain and the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.
A major book on Inshaw's life and work was published in 2010, the David Inshaw website and on-line gallery was launched in 2011, and Inshaw was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by Durham University in 2012. An exhibition of new paintings and The Badminton Game (on loan from Tate Britain) was held at the Fine Art Society, London, in 2013.
- 1966Young Contemporaries. RBA Galleries, London. –
- 1969David Inshaw. Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol. –
- 1972David Inshaw: Recent Paintings and Prints. Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol. –
- 1973Summer Studio. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. –
- 1975David Inshaw: Paintings, Collages, Pastels and Drawings. Waddington Galleries, London. –
- 1976The Brotherhood of Ruralists. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London. –
- 1977David Inshaw: Paintings and Drawings. Trinity College, Cambridge. –
- 1978David Inshaw. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Sussex. –
- 1980David Inshaw. Waddington Galleries, London. –
- 1983The Definitive Nude. Tate Gallery, London. –
- 1984David Inshaw. Waddington Galleries, London. –
- 1987David Inshaw. Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. –
- 1989David Inshaw. Waddington Galleries, London. –
- 1995David Inshaw: Recent Paintings and Drawings. Theo Waddington Fine Art, London. –
- 1996David Inshaw. Annandale Gallery, Sydney, Australia. –
- 1998David Inshaw: Recent Paintings. Theo Waddington Fine Art, London. –
- 2003Friends and Influences. Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. –
- 2004Art of the Garden. Tate Britain, London. –
- 2004David Inshaw: Moments of Vision (Between Fantasy and Reality). Agnew's, London. –
- 2005David Inshaw: Paintings from 1965 to 2005. Narborough Hall, Norfolk. –
- 2007David Inshaw: West Bay Beatitudes. Sladers Yard, West Bay, Dorset. –
- 2008David Inshaw: Between Dreaming and Waking. The Millinery Works, London. –
- 2013Paintings by David Inshaw. The Fine Art Society, London. –
- 2013David Inshaw: Recent Paintings. Sladers Yard, West Bay, Dorset. – 
- 1974Private Landscapes, a BBC documentary produced by John Carlaw and directed by Keith Shearer. –
- 1977Summer with the Brotherhood, a BBC documentary produced and directed by John Read. –
- 1984Between Dreaming and Waking, a film for the BBC's Arena series directed by Geoffrey Haydon. –
- 2005The Mystical West, episode six of the BBC series A Picture of Britain, presented by David Dimbleby. –
- 2011Hidden Paintings of the West, a BBC documentary about The Badminton Game, presented by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. –
- Edward Lucie-Smith. 'New British Realists.' In: The Sunday Times Colour Supplement, 14 October 1973.
- The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions. Tate Gallery, London, 1984, p.143.
- Dominic Lutyens. 'Ruralist's Retreat.' In: The Telegraph Magazine, 4 October 2008, pp.86-91.
- Tristan Pollard. 'David Inshaw: Rural Dreamer.' In: Art Magazine, Winter 2010, pp.21-24.
- Andrew Lambirth. David Inshaw: Between Fantasy and Reality. Tabretts Fine Art, Bath, 2010.
- Durham University News, 26 June 2012.
- Robert Upstone. 'David Inshaw in Conversation'. The Huffington Post, 24 September 2012.
- Andrew Lambirth. 'David Inshaw: The Great Romantic'., The Spectator, 2 March 2013, pp.42-43.
- Robert Upstone. 'David Inshaw: The Greatest Living Proponent of the English Romantic Tradition'., The Huffington Post, 13 April 2013.
- David Inshaw. Academy Editions, London, 1978.
- Christopher Neve. 'One moment one summer'. In: Country Life, 4 October 1984.
- Martin Postle. 'The Badminton Game.' In: Art of the Garden, Tate Publishing, London, 2004, pp.122-23.
- Rachel Campbell-Johnston. 'Pastoral Magical.' In: The Times, 25 September 2004, pp.18-19.
- David Inshaw: Recent Paintings. Sladers Yard, West Bay, Dorset, 28 September - 17 November 2013.
- The David Inshaw website and on-line gallery Examines the artist's career to date, with an on-line gallery of over 200 artworks.
- The Brotherhood of Ruralists
- Tabretts Fine Art Publisher of signed limited edition prints and Andrew Lambirth's book on the artist.
- The Badminton Game at Tate Britain, London.