JOHN BRATBY : Kitchen Sink Art

Many thanks to John Bagnall & his Bagnall's Retreat blog, without whom I doubt I'd ever have stumbled across John Bratby's vibrantly realist English kitchen sink style of painting. Unlike his peers, there's nothing necessarily grim going on here, his pictures suggesting that the domestic clutter of working class life wasn't all miserable mums in tabards pushing scutty prams across wasteland & serious young men courting tumultous rebellion dahn at t'engineering works...
Anticoli Still Life
Baby Pram In Garden
Still Life With Chip Fryer
3 Portraits With White Wall

From the top: Anticoli Still Life, Baby Pram In Garden, Still Life With Chip Fryer & Three Portraits With A White Wall, all 1954 or thereabouts.

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