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Laurence Stephen Lowry RA

Laurence Stephen Lowry RA

L. S. Lowry (1887-1976) was an English artist, well known for his drawings and paintings of life in the industrial districts of North West England. He is recognised for having a distinctive style in depicting human figures, often referred to as “matchstick men.” He studied under French impressionist Pierre Adolphe Valette at the Manchester School of Art and then at The Royal Technical Institute in Salford (now the University of Salford).
A quiet and shy man, Lowry was always eager to please but felt he had disappointed his mother. He developed a friendship with a young girl named Carol Ann Lowry (no relation) after she wrote to him asking for his advice on becoming an artist, on his death he bequeathed his fortune and many of his art works to her.
Lowry was elected a member of the Royal Academy (1962), was an official war artist (1943), rejected a number of honours during his life including a knighthood and has had a gallery named in his honour, The Lowry on Salford Quays. The artist’s paintings enjoy a great deal of success, with several being bought for six-figure sums by renowned galleries.

Laurence Stephen Lowry RA - Auction results

There have been 17 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • BACK STREET, MANCHESTER by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA at Ross's Auctions
    BACK STREET, MANCHESTER Sale Date: 03 December 2015 Medium: Coloured Print Size: H 10" x W 8"
    Result: £2,000
  • SAILING BOATS by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA at Ross's Auctions
    SAILING BOATS Sale Date: 08 May 2014 Medium: Embossed Artist''s Proof Print Size: H 13" x W 14"
    Result: £950
  • STREET SCENE by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA at Ross's Auctions
    STREET SCENE Sale Date: 08 October 2014 Medium: Coloured Print Size: H 18" x W 22"
    Result: £650
  • THE FACTORY by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA at Ross's Auctions
    THE FACTORY Sale Date: 02 July 2015 Medium: Coloured Print Size: H 12" x W 16"
    Result: £550
  • NORTHERN INDUSTRIAL SCENE by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA at Ross's Auctions
    NORTHERN INDUSTRIAL SCENE Sale Date: 12 October 2017 Medium: Coloured Print Size: H 22" x W 28"
    Result: £220
  • THE STREET by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA at Ross's Auctions
    THE STREET Sale Date: 05 October 2016 Medium: Limited Edition Coloured Print (545/850) Size: H 17" x W 24"
    Result: £180
  • STREET SCENE by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA at Ross's Auctions
    STREET SCENE Sale Date: 06 November 2014 Medium: Coloured Print Size: H 14" x W 20"
    Result: £140
  • PENDLEBURY RAILWAY PLATFORM by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA at Ross's Auctions
    PENDLEBURY RAILWAY PLATFORM Sale Date: 05 October 2016 Medium: Coloured Print Size: H 18" x W 29"
    Result: £120
  • A HELPING HAND by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA at Ross's Auctions
    A HELPING HAND Sale Date: 08 May 2013 Medium: Limited Edition Print (713/850) Size: H 15" x W 10"
    Result: £90
  • THE PRAYER MEETING by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA at Ross's Auctions
    THE PRAYER MEETING Sale Date: 02 July 2014 Medium: Coloured Print Size: H 20" x W 24"
    Result: £60
  • CITYSCAPE by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA at Ross's Auctions
    CITYSCAPE Sale Date: 07 November 2013 Medium: Print Size: H 8.5" x W 11.5"
    Result: £40