15 June 2015
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M H Lincs.
L.S. Lowry born in 1887, has been described as naif. He is in fact a vastly accomplished artist with a love and kindness unique in art today. Famed for his depiction of industrial lanscapes in Lancashire, his own feeling in fact reaches much deeper and towards the people themselves of the North. This picture of some figures in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, is a great personal favourite of Lowry's and all the characters in this sitting were well known to him. "The poor cripple was always around when I visited the gardens" said Lowry, "until the hard winter about 1968 then I never saw him again, I think the cold must have killed him off. You see that lady in the foreground, she was a University lecturer, who must have had a brainstorm, sometimes she would speak so beautifully and with such intelligence, the next moment she would blaspheme so vehemently everyone nearby would move off. She verbally attacked the man standing in the background so much, that he just had to walk away. Now that man in the middle distance used to walk his dog every day whatever the weather. I never went to the park when he wasn't there with his little scottie dog. The child standing by the cripple was so often alone, poor little thing... always smiling yet his mother nowhere to be seen." "This painting took me two years, I just couldn't get it right. The colour of the canvas reminded me of a dirty school boy's face, so I put it in the sink and scrubbed it hard! Afterwards it seemed fine. Anyway I was satisfied with it, I really think this is the best painting I ever did of a cripple. Don't you?"
This is one of the most restricted limited publications ever of L.S. Lowry R.A. Each print has been examined by the 88 year old artist and his seal of approval of this work is emphasised by his personal wish to allow only 100 copies to be signed.Lowry enquiries:-email@example.com