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L.S. Lowry (1887-1976), Painter

Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry

Sitter in 21 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Laurence Steven Lowry was born in Rusholme, Manchester , and attended Manchester School of Art from 1905 to 1915, under Adolf Valett, whose view of urban Mancunian smog may have influenced him. Renowned for his industrial landscapes of northern England, peopled with matchstick figures, and for his reclusive private life. From 1915 to 1925 he was enrolled at the Salford College of Art. From 1909 to 1948, when he moved to Mottram-in-Longendale in Cheshire, he lived and painted at Pendlebury. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1962, and was given the freedom of the City of Salford in 1965.

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L224

Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry

by Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry
oil on canvas, 1938
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L224

5091

L.S. Lowry

by Samuel Tonkiss
bronze bust, 1971
NPG 5091

x21176

L.S. Lowry

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, late 1920s
NPG x21176

x20156

Unknown man; L.S. Lowry

by Unknown photographer
glossy bromide print, circa 1950
NPG x20156

x31629

L.S. Lowry

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x31629

x125071

L.S. Lowry

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x125071

x125108

L.S. Lowry

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1954
NPG x125108

x30568

L.S. Lowry

by Tom Truefitt
bromide fibre print, July 1959
NPG x30568

x30567

L.S. Lowry

by Tom Truefitt
bromide fibre print, July 1959
NPG x30567

x13734

L.S. Lowry

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1965
NPG x13734

x11858

L.S. Lowry

by Sefton Samuels
cibachrome print, 1968
NPG x11858

x15784

L.S. Lowry

by Sefton Samuels
bromide print on card mount, 1968
NPG x15784

x15782

L.S. Lowry

by Sefton Samuels
bromide print on card mount, 1968
NPG x15782

x15783

L.S. Lowry

by Sefton Samuels
bromide print on card mount, 1968
NPG x15783

x29881

L.S. Lowry

by Sefton Samuels
bromide fibre print, 1968
NPG x29881

x1457

L.S. Lowry; Samuel Tonkiss

by Sefton Samuels
colour print on card mount, 6 September 1975
NPG x1457

x126964

L.S. Lowry

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
bromide fibre print, 1975
NPG x126964

5951

L.S. Lowry

by Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry
pencil, circa 1920
NPG 5951

x20157

L.S. Lowry with John F.W. Bryon; Gerald W. Brookes Cotton; Frank Mullineaux

by Tillotsons Newspapers Ltd
bromide press print, 30 October 1964
NPG x20157

x20155

L.S. Lowry

by Phil Thompson
bromide print, 2 October 1973
NPG x20155

x7943

L.S. Lowry

by Roger Birch
selenium-toned bromide print, November 1975
NPG x7943