10 of 21 portraits of L.S. Lowry
If the sitter is a painter or sculptor: ""© The Lewinski Archive at Chatsworth / Bridgeman Images""; in all other cases: ""© Estate of Jorge Lewinski"".
by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1965
11 3/4 in. x 14 5/8 in. (297 mm x 372 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry (1887-1976), Painter. Sitter in 21 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski (1921-2008), Photographer. Artist of 103 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Lewinski has specialised in the photographic portrayal of artists, his Portrait of the Artist ; Twenty-five years of British Art, was published in 1987. This image of Lowry was taken on one of rare visits to London and Lewinski recalls collecting him in a taxi from his hotel near Russell Square, and taking him to a dilapidated industrial area near King's Cross for the photographs. They then had 'tea and fruitcake in a real transport cafe'.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (near the Ebonite Tower, York Way, King's Cross, London)
Events of 1965back to top
Current affairsSir Winston Churchill dies after suffering a stroke at the age of 90. By Royal Decree his body lay in state for three days before he was given a State Funeral (a very rare honour for a non-Royal). Representatives from over 100 countries attended the funeral and thousands of people watched the procession of his coffin down the Thames.
Art and scienceJulie Christie stars in John Schlesinger's film Darling, a film that captures fashionable London in the 1960s, while critiquing the superficiality of the jet-setting society. The film has subsequently been itself criticised for being out-of-touch with the realities of the day.
The Post Office Tower (now the BT tower) opens for use, housing microwave aerials to carry telecommunications traffic from London.