A brief biography and history of L.S. Lowry.
L.S.Lowry viewed the world around him in a serious yet sensitive way.
His querky personality saw the ordinary things that most people take for granted or indeed miss altogether,
and he brought this insight into his paintings in a way that many people
could understand and reflect on. His incentive was not for power, glory or financial gain, he simply saw and portrayed in his paintings,
people of all ages and all sizes moving and acting in ways that he found utterly fascinating.
Sometimes, and indeed often the scenes painted were quite sad and oppressive, such as 'The Fever Van' or 'Industrial Town'or 'Industrial scene,
sometimes almost comical, eg. The Cart, Man lying on a Wall, Woman with Beard, the noticeboard, the contraption.
After finishing his more traditional studies at art college, Lowry gradually developed his own unique style.. Simply by painting what he saw around him everyday.
The roads, streets, people, factories, and the industrial panoramas of the great northern
towns and cities were rich feeding grounds for Lowry who became focused on expressing a way of life that had rarely been considered.
He saw the smoke bellowing out of the factory chimmneys. Day and night the noise from the machines in the factories wcould be heard for miles.
The constant to and fro of workers trudging along the cobbled streets after their 18 hour shifts.
Initially Lowry focused on the factories and the machines that were creating this way of life, but gradually he became intensley interested in the people he saw everyday,
the different characters and personalities that grewas a result of living in such an environment.
These days, Lowry's paintings have been nationally recognized of great artistic importance as a period in British history that not only transformed the country, but touched thousands of lives.
His large industrial paintings can easily achieve several million pounds, and by all accounts they are set to continue to be investments of the highest order.
His signed, limited editions have moved alongside the original artwork and over the years we have seen a good increase in the value of his signed, prints.
Being more affordable than the original paintings, Lowry's signed limited editions have becomevery sought after,
and coupled with the fact that most are around 50 years old and many are now damaged lost, or destroyed, only a fraction of the original edition remains.