Product code: 77523208This classic LS Lowry painting depicts a man lying on a wall in the Lancashire town of Haslingden. Lowry said of his characterful painting: "People refused to believe me when I told them I saw a man dressed like that, doing just that....I couldn't resist doing him as a subject". With its fuming smokestacks, contented workman and suitcase cheekily bearing Lowry's own initials, this lovely image is a brilliant example of great art and wry northern humour. This print comes in a beautiful ash wood frame that perfectly compliments the earthiness and simplicity of this serene industrial scene.
Laurence Stephen Lowry was born in Stretford, Lancashire, in 1887. He began to draw at the age of 8 and at 15 began attending private painting classes. On leaving school in 1904, Lowry began work in Manchester as a clerk with a firm of chartered accountants. He studied painting and drawing in the evenings at the Municipal College of Art (1905-15) and at Salford School of Art (1915-25). Despite his unusually long period as an art student, Lowry considered himself to be a self-taught artist. Lowry is best known for his paintings of industrial landscapes of the north of England.
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- LS Lowry
- John Lewis & Partners
- H36 x W42.6cm
- Made in the UK
- Museum Art