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Below are some examples of Lowry's work from early in his career to near the end of his life. More info. on each particular image can be found by clicking on the image.

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COMING FROM THE MILL
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1930)


©  ESTATE OF L.S. LOWRY


During the period Lowry painted this work he exhibited in open exhibitions in Manchester and at the Paris Salon. An Accident was bought by the City Art Gallery, Manchester. This was the first of his paintings to be acquired by a public art gallery. Commissioned to illustrate A Cotswold Book by Harold Timperley (Jonathan Cape, London 1931) ... more


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THE CONTRAPTION
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (C. 1949)


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There was a man travelling slowly along in an extraordinary upright box on wheels. I followed it. I couldn't help it ... more





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THE CRIPPLES
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1949)


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This painting marks the beginning of the artist's more satirical, often highly cruel view of his fellows. The Cripples is another example of the artist's "composite" picture-making, gathering in the one deeply disturbing image a cross-section of the afflicted ... more





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CROWD AROUND A CRICKET SIGHT BOARD
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1964-69)


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The artist was always keenly interested in sport. He drew and painted many football scenes. But there is also one intriguing cricket picture ... more





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THE EMPTY HOUSE
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1932)


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The artist drew and painted a number of versions of this house which stood derelict in its surroundings. These are modified and extended quite arbitrarily ... more





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THE FIGHT
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1935)


©  ESTATE OF L.S. LOWRY


Quarrelling figures with a characteristic touch of humour in the shop signboard ... more





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GOING TO THE MATCH
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1953)


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One of the many football subjects painted by the artist, who was always keenly interested in sport: football and cricket in particular ... more





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GOOD FRIDAY, DAISY NOOK
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1946)


©  ESTATE OF L.S. LOWRY


This is the major version of a number of pictures all depicting the area between Droylsden and Failsworth, where the annual Good Friday Fair takes place. Daisy Nook is also close to Crime Lake 1942, another favourite holiday area in the vicinity of Manchester ... more





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HEAD OF A MAN WITH RED EYES
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1938)


©  ESTATE OF L.S. LOWRY


In all but title this can be seen as a self-portrait painted at a time when the artist was deeply perturbed by his mother's illness. She was to die only a year later in 1939 ... more





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THE MANCHESTER MAN
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1936)


©  ESTATE OF L.S. LOWRY


Painted at about the same time as the Head of a Man with Red Eyes 1938, the subject is virtually identical except for the disguise. Michael Shepherd in a deeply sensitive appraisal of the artist's work * sees this mysterious portrait in a revealing light ... more





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A MANUFACTURING TOWN
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1922)


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Many of the artist's greatest industrial landscapes are "composite"; an unashamed mixing of reality and imagination. The result is a symbolic distallation of the very essence of the industrial scene ... more





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THE POND
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1950)


©  ESTATE OF L.S. LOWRY


A massive "composite" industrial landscape, and one of the artist's most perfect visions of the industrial scene purified by the imagination and distilled into a design of marvellous clarity ... more





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PORTRAIT OF ANN
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1959)


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During the 50's and 60's the artist made a number of paintings and drawings of "Ann" ... more





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PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST'S FATHER
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1910)


©  ESTATE OF L.S. LOWRY


The companion portrait to that of the artist's mother. The disparities between colour and style presented by these two paintings show them to be, from the artist's point of view, experimental ... more





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PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST'S MOTHER
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1910)


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This portrait is competent and factual, and was painted to please the artist's parents at a time when Lowry was struggling to master the rudiments of academic drawing and painting as a part time student at the Muncipal College of Art in Manchester ... more





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SALFORD STREET SCENE
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1928)


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Before he saw man as an ant scurrying through the industrial labyrinth, Lowry saw him with a modified warmth and humanity, as here ... more





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SELF-PORTRAIT
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1925)


©  ESTATE OF L.S. LOWRY


Painted in the artist's thirty-eighth year, this is an accomplished, purely factual record of the artist's appearance at a time when he was still unrecognised ... more





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SOUTH SHIELDS
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1962)


©  ESTATE OF L.S. LOWRY


During the latter part of his life the artist often spent long periods away from Mottram ... more





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WOMAN WITH A BEARD
L.S. LOWRY

OIL (1957)


©  ESTATE OF L.S. LOWRY


It is one of the artist's rare, real portraits. he recalled how, on one occasion when journeying by train from Cardiff to Paddington, a bearded woman got into his carriage at Newport ... more


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Jan. 17: Added extensive scans and review of L.S. Lowry: A Biography Paperback (1999)

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