The Old House, L. S. Lowry
About The Artist
L S Lowry was a British painter, born in Rusholme, Manchester. He worked as a clerk until his retirement at 65, using his spare time for art lessons and paintings. He exhibited regularly in Manchester from the 1920s, when he began his most characteristic works, bleak industrial landscapes and towns dotted with matchstick figures. These first attracted serious attention in the 1940s.
He was awarded an honorary MA at Manchester University in 1945, and Doctor of Letters in 1961, elected to the Royal Academy in 1962, and given freedom of the City of Salford in 1965. A large retrospective exhibition was held at the Royal Academy in 1976.