June 05, 2004Lot: 274Lot: 276
Allin Pub Oil on Canvas 1977 Folk Outsider Art
Estimate: $200 - $400
John Allin (British, 1934 -1991) Pub, oil on canvas. 18" x 13 1/2". Signed Allin/Road and dated, 1977, lower left.
John Allin was born in London, he became famous for his simple and direct pictures of East End Streets. Many of these depicted scenes he had known as a child. Allin was a fine natural draughtsman who joined prison art classes while serving a sentence for theft, and continued to work in the evenings later when employed as a Lorry driver.