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My East End Vernacular Lecture

March 2, 2019
by the gentle author

I shall giving an illustrated lecture on EAST END VERNACULAR, Artists Who Painted London’s East End Streets in the 20th Century, including all the artists whose works are below, at Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, E3 2SJ next Thursday March at 7pm. Click here for tickets

Click here to order a copy of EAST END END VERNACULAR for £25

John Allin – Spitalfields Market, 1972

S.R Badmin – Wapping Pier Head, 1935

Pearl Binder – Aldgate, 1932 (Courtesy of Bishopsgate Institute)

Dorothy Bishop - Looking towards the City of London from Morpeth School, 1961

James Boswell – Petticoat Lane (Courtesy of David Buckman)

Roland Collins – Brushfield St, Spitalfields, 1951-60 (Courtesy of Museum of London)

Alfred Daniels - Gramophone Man on Wentworth St

Anthony Eyton , Christ Church Spitalfields, 1980

Doreen Fletcher – Turner’s Rd, 1998

Geoffrey Fletcher – D.Bliss, Alderney Rd 1979 (Courtesy of Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives)

Barnett Freedman- Street Scene. 1933-39 (Courtesy of Tate Gallery)

Noel Gibson – Hessel St (Courtesy of Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives)

Charles Ginner – Bethnal Green Allotment, 1947 (Courtesy of Manchester City Art Gallery)

Lawrence Gowing - Mare St, 1937

Harry T. Harmer – St Botolph’s Without Aldgate, 1963  (Courtesy of Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives)

Elwin Hawthorne – Trinity Green Almshouses, 1935

Rose Henriques – Coronation Celebrations in Challis Court, 1937 (Courtesy of Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives)

Nathaniel Kornbluth – Butcher’s Row, Aldgate 1934 (Courtesy of Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives)

Dan Jones – Brick Lane, 1977

Leon Kossoff – Christ Church Spitalfields, 1987

James Mackinnon - Twilight at London Fields

Cyril Mann – Christ Church seen over bombsites from Redchurch St, 1946 (Courtesy of Piano Nobile Gallery)

Jock McFadyen – Aldgate East

Ronald Morgan - Salvation Army Band Bow, 1978  (Courtesy of Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives)

Grace Oscroft – Old Houses in Bow, 1934

Peri Parkes - House in the East, 1980-81

Henry Silk – Snow, Rounton Rd, Bow

Harold Steggles – Old Ford Rd c.1932

Walter Steggles – Old Houses, Bethnal Green 1929

Albert Turpin, Columbia Market, Bethnal Green

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Take a look at some of the artists featured in East End Vernacular

John Allin, Artist

Pearl Binder, Artist

Dorothy Bishop, Artist

Roland Collins, Artist

Anthony Eyton, Artist

Doreen Fletcher, Artist

Barnett Freedman, Artist

Lawrence Gowing, Artist

Harry T. Harmer, Artist

Elwin Hawthorn, Artist

Rose Henriques, Artist

Charles Ginner, Artist

Dan Jones,  Artist

Nathaniel Kornbluth, Artist

Leon Kossoff, Artist

James Mackinnon, Artist

Jock McFadyen, Artist

Cyril Mann, Artist

Ronald Morgan, Artist

Grace Oscroft, Artist

Peri Parkes, Artist

Henry Silk, Artist

Harold & Walter Steggles, Artists

Albert Turpin, Artist

3 Responses leave one →
  1. Helen Breen permalink
    March 2, 2019

    Greetings from Boston,

    GA, kudos on continuing to focus attention on those artists who have depicted the East End over the decades. I particularly enjoyed:

    John Allin – Spitalfields Market, 1972 (busy daytime street scene)

    Roland Collins – Brushfield St, Spitalfields, 1951-60 (close up of a wheelbarrow in the quiet of night with Christ Church in the distance)

    Harry T. Harmer – St Botolph’s Without Aldgate, 1963 (love those little bird-like figures of the children)

    James Mackinnon – Twilight at London Fields (the rising moon and buildings through the branches of trees)

  2. Saba permalink
    March 2, 2019

    Gentle Author and Gentle Readers, the richness above. Yet, the New York Times runs an article today favorably reviewing the hearings on Bethnel housing initiatives. From what we have learned on this website, an article presenting the opposing point of view to the NY Times is in order.

    Here’s the article: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/01/arts/design/hackney-london-public-housing.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage

    Saba

  3. Laura Williamson permalink
    March 2, 2019

    Fascinating range of work and ways of looking at the same “patch”….thanks GA for the link to pieces on the featured artists, wonderful to read and they give so much context.

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