Biography of L.S. Lowry

L.S. Lowry

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L.S.Lowry

Born in Manchester in 1887 Laurence Stephen Lowry was the only child of Robert and Elizabeth Lowry. He started drawing at the
age of eight; and in 1903, he began private painting classes which marked the start of a part-time education in art that was to continue
for twenty years.
In 1904, aged 16, Lowry left school and secured a job as a clerk in a chartered accountants firm, he remained in full time employment
until his retirement at the age of 65.

His desire to be considered a serious artist led Lowry to keep his professional and artistic life completely separate and it was not
disclosed until after his death that he had worked for most of his life.In his preface to the 1976 Royal Academy Memorial exhibition,
Sir Hugh Casson referred to L S Lowry as one of the great English painters of this century.

Lowry is always remembered as a man of remarkable resilience and sensitivity; he stood alone, unaffected by the influences of other
artist and his inspiration came entirely from his own experience.Lowry's unique works continue to receive the critical acclaim the is
so richly deserved.
The most important private and public collections in the United Kingdom and abroad now hold Lowry paintings and drawings.

The highest price for one of the artist's paintings was £1.9 million when 'Going To The Match' was sold in 1999.

Later in 2007, the sale of the Lowry's painting "Daisy Nook Fair" achieved £3.8m.

May, 2011 "The Football Match" painting (not 'Going to the match') by Lowry was sold for £5,641,250.

November, 2011 The 1960 painting of 'Piccadilly Circus' by L.S.Lowry was sold for £5,641,250

Recently the 'Going to the Match' painting has been valued at £6,000,000-10,000,000

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