1 portrait of L.S. Lowry
© Sefton Samuels / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Sefton Samuels
bromide fibre print, 1968
9 1/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (233 mm x 298 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry (1887-1976), Painter. Sitter in 21 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
One of a comprehensive series of photographs taken by the well-known Manchester-based photographer. Samuels began his career as a freelance photographer working for television and combining this with playing drums for a jazz band.
Events of 1968back to top
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