The Crouch End Gallery is planning an exhibition of paintings by Albert Turpin to coincide with the publication of his memoir. Albert 1900-1964 was an artist, a window cleaner, a political activist and a fireman. The exhibition will show the range of his work with many now historic views of London’s East End.
‘Why give a man a fifteen stone body, the temper of the story-type Irish navvy, with the face of a fighting pug, and then implant a tiny seed of melancholy, a tiny seed but enough to bring tears when an old piece of music is played or a poem read’
Alongside his paintings, Kim Valdez will display her Acrylic Sculptures inspired by a photograph of Albert and the quotation (above) that she came across in the book about the East London Group ‘From Bow to Biennale’.