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L.S. Lowry

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Google has recently paid tribute to the birth of L.S. Lowry well known British artist Laurence Stephen Lowry, 125 years after his birth.

Born in Lancashire he is famous for his drawings of industrial landscapes in north England and matchstick style figures.
He lived and worked in the Salford area and around Pendlebury, for over 40 yrs.

Google made it's homepage in the image of one of Lowry's landscape paintings which shows the current day's importance of this artist. Laurence Stephen Lowry the Lancashire artist, well known by many as L.S. Lowry, was honoured by Google with a doodle to celebrate his birthday, one hundred and twenty five years ago.

In the style of Lowry's well known 'industrial landscapes', Google made a statement using a drawing on its homepage to pay homage to this great artist.

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Google regularly celebrates and illustrates the work of individuals who have contributed to the arts.

This year will be a major event for Lowry's work; The Tate Britain is showing the 1st major exhibition of Lowry's work, since he died in 1976. Approximately 80 paintings and drawings will be on display, which will undoubtedly greatly increase the value and popularity of his work. Lowry's paintings, drawings and signed prints have already become a major investment in recent years. It is amusing to think how Lowry may consider the recent honours for his paintings. He apparently holds the record for declining the most honours.
A large gallery 'The Lowry' in Manchester cost £106 million and was built in his honour in the year two thousand. permanent display there are dozens of drawings and 55 paintings.

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