INDUSTRIAL CITY

© (c) The Estate of L. S. Lowry. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2015.

INDUSTRIAL CITY 1948

Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887 – 1976)

Details

Dimension
63.5 X 76 CM
Media
OIL ON CANVAS
Accession number
P30

Summary

Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887–1976) was born in Old Trafford and studied in the evening at Manchester Municipal College of Art. He was a solitary man who rarely left the North West, finding his inspiration in the landscape of North Wales and Lancashire, and in the streets of Manchester and Salford. Lowry restricted his palette to black, vermillion, Prussian blue, yellow ochre and flake white. Whilst there is a naivety in his rendition, he deftly caught the hustle and bustle of men, women and dogs on the move against a background of terraced houses, mills and factories. The exact location of his works was rarely stated as Lowry often worked from memory, calling his paintings dreamscapes ‘part real, and part imaginary … bits and pieces of my home locality. I don’t even know I’m putting them in. They just crop up like things do in dream’.

My Yard, British Council 2009