June 05, 2004Lot: 276Lot: 278
Allin Snowball Fight oil/canvas 1978 Naive Artist
Estimate: $200 - $400
John Allin (British, 1934 -1991) Snowball Fight oil on canvas. 18" x 16 1/2". Signed Allin/Road, and dated, 1978, 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.