Gordon was an American-born tattooer who, apparently, got his introduction on the Bowery (this is according to a newspaper interview) and then moved to England and tattooed in London. He was a prolific painter and seems to have given his flash to all of the heavy hitters in the UK during thattime, which explains why his stuff is in so many different collections (Hartley, Burchett, Knight, Dusty Rhodes, etc)
It now seems all of the work attributed to Charlie (of Malta) Parnis is now definitley done from the hand of Alex Gordon. So the research at Lift Trucks, extensive as it was, was completely wrong. How unusual for us as we are often sited as “frequently wrong but never in doubt”.