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Ink on paper. Featuring a landscape city scene. Signed LS Lowry and inscribed 1949 on the lower right corner. Attributed to Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976, British). 15.5 x 22 cm (6.1 x 8.7 inches). PROVENANCE: Upper New York estate

Lowry is famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century. He 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 He painted mysterious unpopulated landscapes, brooding portraits and the unpublished "marionette" works, which were only found after his death.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 stylized figures and the lack of weather effects in many of his landscapes he is sometimes characterized as a naive "Sunday painter", although this is not the view of the galleries that have organized retrospectives of his works. A large collection of Lowry's work is on permanent public display in The Lowry, a purpose-built art gallery on Salford Quays named in his honor. Lowry rejected five honors during his life, including a knighthood in 1968, and consequently holds the record for the most rejected British honors. On 26 June 2013 a major retrospective opened at the Tate Britain in London, his first at the Tate, and in 2014 his first solo exhibition outside the UK was held in Nanjing, China.
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American, 19th century : This work was executed by an unknown hand, and can only be identified by origin (i.e., region, period).
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Laurence Stephen Lowry British Naive Art Ink

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Aug 01, 2019
Starting Price $300
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