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L.S. Lowry : 1887 - 1976

Laurence Stephen (L.S.) Lowry was a British artist born on November 1, 1887, in Stretford, Lancashire, England. He is best known for his depictions of industrial landscapes and everyday life in the North of England during the mid-20th century. His distinctive style, which he developed over many years, is characterized by the use of a limited color palette, flattened perspectives, and the depiction of small, stick-like figures
Lowry began drawing as a child, and although his parents disapproved of his artistic pursuits, he continued to develop his skills. He studied art part-time at the Municipal College of Art in Manchester and then attended evening classes at Salford School of Art. He worked as a rent collector and clerk for most of his life, but continued to paint and exhibit his work throughout his career
In the early 1930s, Lowry began to gain recognition for his paintings of urban landscapes, which often depicted the harsh reality of working-class life. His most famous works include “Going to the Match” and “The Football Ground,” which depict crowds of people heading to a football match in Manchester. He also painted many scenes of factories, mills, and other industrial buildings
Lowry’s work was sometimes criticized for being too simplistic or for being overly sentimental. However, he remained popular with the public and continued to paint until his death in 1976. Today, his work is highly valued and sought after by collectors, and he is widely regarded as one of the most important British artists of the 20th century. The Lowry Museum, which opened in Salford in 2000, is dedicated to his work and has a large collection of his paintings, drawings, and other works