Blackpool, 1949  by John Gay (1909-1999); born Hans Göhler in Germany, he lived/worked in London, his love of architecture, nature and the countryside are reflected in his work

Blackpool, 1949 by John Gay (1909-1999); born Hans Göhler in Germany, he lived/worked in London, his love of architecture, nature and the countryside are reflected in his work

A New Song of New Similes, by John Gay: John Gay (1685-1732)

What Are Cliches and Why Are We Supposed to Avoid Them?

John Gay: visions of England

John Gay: visions of England

German immigrant John Gay's affectionate, detailed portraits of English life provide a fascinating insight into post-war Britain.

Club Row Marke, looking south across the Bethnal Green Road towards Sclater Street. 1960s           by John Gay

Club Row Marke, looking south across the Bethnal Green Road towards Sclater Street. 1960s by John Gay

"Happy We" from Acis and Galatea, Les Arts Florissants with William Christie, Sophie Daneman as Galatea and Paul Agnew as Acis

"Happy We" from Acis and Galatea, Les Arts Florissants with William Christie, Sophie Daneman as Galatea and Paul Agnew as Acis

Source: National Portrait Gallery, London. holdthisphoto:  Illustrator Erica Macdonald, 1947 by John Gay

Source: National Portrait Gallery, London. holdthisphoto: Illustrator Erica Macdonald, 1947 by John Gay

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