Tuesday 6 December 2022

View of the Tyne by Alf O'Brien one of the North East's finest artists

Alf O'Brien (1912-1988) 'View of the Tyne' for auction 14th December 2022.

Alfred Ainslie O'Brien (1912-1988) was born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. He initially pursued a career as a painter and decorator – an occupation he credited with helping in his later fine art work. His work, in pencil, ink, watercolour and oils, encompassed townscapes, landscapes and portraits.  He exhibited widely in the north east and in London and opened his own gallery in his home town in 1968. The Bede Gallery, South Shields, held a retrospective of his work in 1989. 

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