Artist of the Month – October

The artist of the month is L.S. Lowry.

Laurence Stephen Lowry (1st November, 1887 – 23rd February, 1976) was an English artist born in Stretford, Lancashire. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Salford and the surrounding areas where he lived and worked for over forty years.

Lowry is famous for painting scenes of life in industrial areas of Northern England during the early 20th century. He had a distinctive style of painting and is best know for urban landscapes which include lots of human figures often referred to as “matchstick men”.

A large collection of Lowry’s work is on permanent display in a purpose-built art gallery on Salford Quays called the Lowry. Click here to view the collection in the Lowry gallery.

Here are some of Lowry’s distinctive paintings:

How would you describe Lowry’s style? Do you like his paintings? Please let us know your thoughts and comments.

October 10, 2012. Artist of the Month.

6 Comments

  1. Boo Quinn replied:

    Excellent site, exemplary, perfect just SO COOL!!!!!
    FROM BOO QUINN (AMY’S SISTER)
    ;D

  2. Ciara brophy replied:

    I enjoy L.S Lowery’s paintings because nobody stands out!
    Particularly I like ”THE MARKET PLACE”

  3. Cara :) replied:

    I liked this Friday challenge but it was hard to draw soooooo many people

  4. Cian O' Connor replied:

    Our new artist of the month is….I forget his name.

  5. amanda replied:

    i reaiy liked his style

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