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L S Lowry

 

Famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century.

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Stow Market Square by L S Lowry (1947)

Laurence Stephen Lowry RBA RA was an English artist. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, Lancashire, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years but in 1946 and 1947 he visited the Cotswolds.

 

Lowry painted this icy scene on the right during a visit to Stow in 1947. He was apparently fascinated by the architecture of the houses and buildings, which he found a contrast with the northern industrial cityscapes more usually associated with his work.

 

On the left is St. Edward’s Hall, and the building on the right is now Huffkins Tea Room. The tree has since disappeared.

 

He wrote to his friend and fellow artist David Carr on 20th October 1946:

 

‘I declare I am forgetting to tell you how I got on in the Cotswolds. Had a very good weekend, there is plenty of material. The villages are certainly very quaint, the stone – the buildings are mostly of stone – is very warm.’

 

The painting was sold at auction in 2011 to an unknown bidder for £481,000.

 

On this page are other sketches he did whilst in Stow.

 

Lowry

Stow-on-the-Wold

by L.S. Lowry.

 

Lowry painted this icy scene during a visit to the town in 1947. He was apparently fascinated by the architecture of the houses and buildings, which he found a contrast with the Manchester industrial cityscapes more usually associated with his work.

 

On the left is St. Edward's Hall, and the building on the right is now Huffkins Tea Room. The tree has since diappeared.

 

He wrote to his friend and fellow artist David Carr on October 20, 1946:

"I declare I am forgetting to tell you how I got on in the Cotswolds. Had a very good weekend, there is plenty of material. The villages are certainly very quaint, the stone - the buildings are mostly of stone - is very warm."

 

The painting was sold at auction in 2011 to an unknown bidder for £481,000.

lowry_painting_stow Lowry Manor Lowry Maugersbury Lowry sketch 1

Sketch by Lowry for his picture above.

Sketch by Lowry of the Manor House on Stocks Green

Sketch by Lowry of the Crescent in Maugersbury.