LoveEast is proud to collaborate with Spitalfields Life to present the final part of the exclusive preview of East End Vernacular

In this final selection from the newly-published book East End Vernacular: Artists who painted London’s East End streets in the 20th century, The Gentle Author introduces the work of Pearl Binder, Alfred Daniels and Dan Jones.

Pearl Binder came from Salford and stayed in the last hayloft in Whitechapel for six years in the thirties, capturing the world she discovered in atmospheric lithographs which were published as illustrations to The Real East End by Thomas Burke in 1932


A painting by Pearl Binder, an East End artist

A scene by Pearl Binder

Dan Jones is Pearl Binder’s son. He has lived in Cable Street since 1967 and has painted a series of large-scale pictures illustrating public events in the East End over recent decades. This painting shows an anti-fascist march in 1977.

A painting by Dan Jones as appears in East End Vernacular

Brick Lane by Dan Jones

Alfred Daniels was born in Bow in 1924 and, although his family moved to Chiswick in 1945, he continued to paint East End scenes from memory throughout his life. This man wheeling a gramophone through Petticoat Lane was one of his favourite subjects.

Alfred Daniels painting in East End Vernacular

The Gramophone Man by Alfred Daniels


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