Monday, 31 October 2016
FAMOUS ARTIST BIRTHDAY - L. S. LOWRY
Laurence Stephen Lowry (1 November 1887 – 23 February 1976)
He was an English artist painting in the north of England. His favorite subjects were people living in mill towns of Lancashire, like Pendlebury and Salford, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years.
Lowry liked to build living myths about himself and his work. He was classically trained but preferred to be considered a simple folk artist and paint in a primitive style. Although it has recently been refuted, Lowry said he only used five Winsor and Newton brand oil paints - Prussian Blue - Yellow Ochre - Flake White - Scarlet Vermillion - Ivory Black. He was also adamant that his work should not be varnished.
As he became more famous he sold his works through galleries, but also continued to sell from his studio to fans that dropped by. When purchasing his work, X denotes that it was purchased directly from Lowry.
Posted by Sea Dean