A Manufacturing Town - Lowry - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"
Laurence Stephen Lowry RBA RA was an English artist. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years, and also Salford and its surrounding areas.
Lowry developed a distinctive style of painting and is best known for his urban landscapes peopled with human figures often referred to as "matchstick men". He painted mysterious unpopulated landscapes, brooding portraits and the unpublished "marionette" works, which were only found after his death.
Due to his use of stylised figures and the lack of weather effects in many of his landscapes he is sometimes characterised as a naïve "Sunday painter", although this is not the view of the galleries that have organised retrospectives of his works.