L S Lowry

1887-1976

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Original L S Lowry Paintings and Drawings For Sale

At Post Fine Art we have one of the largest selection of L S Lowry paintings for sale covering a range of subjects and sizes.

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L S Lowry Facts

Born in Manchester in November 1887, only child of Irish-born R S Lowry and Elizabeth Lowry (née Hobson).
Attended a local school in Victoria Park, took private lessons from William Fitz, before starting work as a clerk for a firm of chartered accountants in 1904.

1905-1915

Attended drawing and painting classes at the Municipal College of Art (later Manchester College of Art, and now part of Manchester Metropolitan University), tutored by Adolphe Valette.

1909

Moved to Pendlebury in Salford with his parents for nearly 40 years.
Attended art classes at Salford School of Art, developed an interest in the urban and industrial landscape.

1919

Exhibited with the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts from, as well as entering paintings in the Paris Salon.

1930

Exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.

1945

Awarded an honorary MA at Manchester University in.

1961

Awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters.

1962

Elected as an Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Arts

1965

Awarded freedom of the City of Salford.

Lived in Mottram until he passed away in 1976.

He was a well celebrated British artist and provided a unique contribution to recording the period of the 1900’s culture, landscape and industrial north.

His work is a most distinctive and comprehensive record of the pre and post World War Two northern industrial town.

Many people associate him with “Matchstick men” so it became virtually his trademark. Lowry produced a large number of empty landscapes and seascapes that are now recognised as masterpieces in their own right.

Later in life he concentrated on producing paintings of figures either singular sketches or batches, invariably against a white background.

Thousands of now very collectable pencil drawings had been produced during his lifetime.

His status as one of the major British artists of the 20th Century was reinforced when the painting “Going to the Match” was sold at Auction for a record £1.9 million, furthermore this record was broken in 2007 when “Good Friday Daisy Nook” sold for £3.8 million, another two pieces in 20i1 “The Football Match” and “Piccadilly Circus” each sold for £5.6 million.

Classic Lowry oils now consistently sell for more than £1 million.

L S Lowry original paintings and drawings for sale at Post Fine Art gallery Tadcaster.

The Lowry Centre in Salford Quays, Manchester now holds a major collection of his work.

To arrange a private viewing of all L S Lowry paintings for sale, sketches and artwork please contact us directly on 01937 831062.