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Artists Of East End Vernacular

September 25, 2019
by the gentle author

Since the publication of my survey of EAST END VERNACULAR, Artists Who Painted London’s East End Streets in the 20th Century, photographer Stuart Freedman has been making portraits of those contemporary artists who – in various ways – continue this living tradition of East London topographic art.

We are proud to publish this gallery of Stuart’s pictures for the very first time today. Click on the name of each artist to see their work.

Eleanor Crow, Walthamstow

James Mackinnon, Hastings

Doreen Fletcher, Forest Gate

Jock McFadyen, London Fields

Lucinda Rogers, Bethnal Green

Dan Jones, Cable St

Nicholas Borden, Hackney

Anthony Eyton, Brixton

Marc Gooderham, Spitalfields

Ronald Morgan, Mile End

Adam Dant, Spitalfields

Peta Bridle, Spitalfields

Portraits copyright © Stuart Freedman

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

5 Responses leave one →
  1. Bernie permalink
    September 25, 2019

    Having just finished the text and enjoyed the reproductions in the book it was a special treat to see what the artists look like. Thank you!

  2. September 25, 2019

    All in good time but maybe there’s hope of a later edition of EAST END VERNACULAR that includes Stuart Freedman’s excellent portraits?

  3. Gayle Thorsen permalink
    September 25, 2019

    Wonderful evocative portraits. And inspiring to see the continuation of East End creativity.

  4. Esther Wilkinson Rank permalink
    September 25, 2019

    Very glad to see these portraits of the artists. We met James MacKinnon decades back and he performed a miracle on renovating our dollshouse. I knew that he’d gone to Hastings from London Fields and hope he is happy there.

  5. September 26, 2019

    I adore the work of Doreen Fletcher. Although saddened to see the demise of so much history, her capture of so many of those buildings is a joy. A very talented lady!

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