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L.S. Lowry

L.S. Lowry was the only child of Irish born R.S. Lowry and Elizabeth Hobson. Lowry was born on the 1st November 1887 in Stretford, Manchester, England and died 23rd February 1976 in Glossop, Derbyshire. His full name was Laurence Stephen Lowry and he is a famous English artist noted for his for his matchstick men paintings and his industrial landscapes that express the bleakness and loneliness of 20th century urban life.

In 1948 Lowry moved to Mottram-in-Longdendale in Derbyshire where he lived until his death in 1976.

Lowry's painting Village Square (1943) is based on a much earlier painting of Longnor (where Peak Practise was filmed), Derbyshire which was done many years earlier.

In 2002 Stretton Handley Primary School - Woolly Moor, Alfreton - used Lowry's painting "Group of People" as its image for the school's well dressing.

 

 

Art Prints by L.S. Lowry available for purchase online
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