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L.S. Lowry

R.B.A., R.A.

The life and times of Artist L.S.Lowry.
Laurence Stephen Lowry did not like to think of himself as an amateur artist. People would occassionally accuse him of being
self-taught and untutored. he commented,
"Started at fifteen years old. Don't know why?"
My aunt said "You are no good for anything else, so you might as well go to Art School."
LSLowry began evening classes in fine art and free-hand art drawing during 1905.
Later studying in both the Manchester Academy of Fine Art and The Salford Royal Technical College at Peel Park.
School records show that Lowry attended art classes during the 1920's.
Lowry had learnt from teachers, people such as the Frenchman Adolphe Valette.
This French Impressionist artist had made a big impact on the art world.
He saw from exhibitions in Manchester how the current trends in modern art were changing,
and had great affection for Pre-Raphaelite art, by artists such as Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown.
A naive Sunday artist LS Lowry certainly was not. Lowry strove for a distinctive way of painting and drawing,
and for a subject matter Lowry could make unique.
Lowry eventually chose the view from the Technical College window. Industrial scenes of Salford
and Manchester, rather than that of a model posing.

Visit the the studio in Nottinghamshire, the largest collection of LS Lowry artist signed, limited edition prints in the UK.
Please take a moment to browse and enjoy the signed limited edition prints and paintings by wildlife artist David Shepherd,
Also the work of Sir William Russell Flint whose paintings and signed limited edition prints are in great demand.
Famous for his portraits of Cecilia, Flint's greastest works illustrate the architecture and landscape throughout rural France
This holiday house near Brantome, in the area of Dordogne is ideally situated to enjoy the France.
The work of Mr L.S. Lowry has become of great artistic and financial importance of recent years. A selection of his signed prints and drawings can be viewed and bought here
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