L.S. Lowry Pencil Drawing


We have just acquired this fantastic L.S. Lowry pencil drawing. At 16” x 11”, Child with Doll is an unusually large work on paper. It was drawn in 1968 when Lowry was nearly 80 and is a very powerful image. During the 1960s Lowry concentrated on drawing single figures or groups with an obsessive intensity.

Lowry was reportedly fascinated with dolls, and his cousin May recalled occasions when they played together with dolls as children. Later in life Lowry was to become especially captivated with the ballet Coppelia in which a life like doll, created by a certain Dr Coppelius, exerts a powerful hold over a young villager who falls in love with her.

This drawing has extensive provenance and exhibition history and is illustrated in Mervyn Levy’s 1976 book, “The Drawings of L.S.Lowry, Public and Private”

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Going Home by L.S. Lowry


Just added to our current show – “Going Home” a 6.5″ x 7.5″ pencil drawing by L.S. Lowry. This drawing is originally from the collection of David Carr (1915-1968), a young painter who became a collector of Lowry’s work. The two became very close, and despite their very different ages and backgrounds, the friendship with Carr offered Lowry a new perspective and exposure to the work of the younger generation of artists.

Over a period of years Carr built up a significant collection of Lowry’s paintings and drawings. Many of the Lowry works he bought such as “Home from the Pub”, “The Prayer Meeting” and The Creditors’ Meeting””, featured not crowds but collections or groupings of distinct individuals. In “Going Home”, Lowry has been able to capture great movement in the figures with a few simple pencil strokes. It is easy to see why this drawing appealed to Carr. The next owner of this drawing was the prominent British artist Prunella Clough (1919-1999), it is not known if Carr gave it to her or if she bought it off him.

Clark Art Gallery                                                                                                                 155, Ashley Rd                                                                                                                   Hale                                                                                                                                   Cheshire                                                                                                                             WA14 2UW

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Peter Brook: Hannah Hauxwell ‘Waving Goodbye’


One of the most popular paintings in our current exhibition is Peter Brook’s large canvas of Hannah Hauxwell Waving Goodbye. Hannah became a celebrity in the 1970s when Granada TV produced a series of progammes on her life at Low Birk Hatt Farm. Peter Brook did over 60 paintings of Hannah and Hannah Hauxwell Waving Goodbye was his favourite. He would never sell it whilst he was alive. Low Birk Hatt recently came up for sale and this article gives more information on Hannah’s story.


Peter Brook: Hannah Hauxwell ‘Waving Goodbye is part of ‘ A Decade in Hale’ exhibition being held to celebrate 10 years of Clark Art Gallery in Hale.

New Northerners Art Exhibition – Clark Art Ltd

New Northerners Art Exhibition – Clark Art Ltd

19th May 2016


Clark Art Gallery are the leading purveyors of British modern art, with a keen interest in Northern School artists in particular. Gallery owner Bill Clark is proud to announce the opening of their current exhibition, New Northerners, which features recent artworks from eight of the finest Northern School artists: Stephen Campbell, Ben Kelly, Stacey Manton, Liam Spencer, Phil George, Helen Clapcott, Reg Gardner and Bob Richardson contribute a nostalgic perspective of modern Northern life in a variety of scenes and mediums, that reflect the legacy of L.S. Lowry and a nostalgia for everyday 20th century life.

A 47 year age difference between the youngest (Campbell) and oldest (Richardson) of the exhibition’s artists ensures a wide range of experience. Stephen Campbell’s self-taught background and experimental vigour has seen his popularity soar. Reg Gardner won his first art competition at the age of 12, and has been producing sterling works ever since. Similarly, Stacey Manton has been working with oils since age seven, with 14 of his works on show in New Northerners. A breakthrough exhibition has elevated Liam Spencer to great popularity in recent years, becoming one of the most successful artists of the region. Helen Clapcott’s work hauntingly reminisces for long-lost landmarks, which contrast Bob Richardson’s idyllic springtime scenes. Phil George captures scenes of life in the shipyards, where he was raised while Ben Kelly paints from the heart of a football fan; depicting a year in the life of Manchester City football club with some 30 paintings capturing the occasion.

New artworks are regularly being included in the exhibition to keep up with popular demand, and their catalogue is now 68 pages in length. More than 40 of the 67 original artworks have already been sold for an eagerly anticipated exhibition heralding ‘the finest’ Northern School artists.

The exhibition runs from 19th May to 25th June 2016 at:

Clark Art Gallery
155 Ashley Road,
Cheshire.                                                                                                                             WA14 2UW


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Northern School Artists


Northern School Artists are a collection of prominent British artists whose collective inspiration is the celebrated 20th century northern artist L.S. Lowry. Featuring both established and up and coming northern artists, the northern school of artists have characterised industrial scenes featuring chimneys, factories and every day nostalgic scenes that encompass the northern way of life. Continue reading “Northern School Artists” »

Fake or Fortune with Fiona Bruce: why LS Lowry’s popular paintings are easy to fake

Fascinating insight into the world of ‘real’ or ‘fake’ L.S. Lowry paintings.

Clark Art are the leading gallery in the North, specialising in the buying and selling of L.S Lowry paintings and drawings.

They are renowned experts in detecting if a painting is genuine or not.

Call now on 0161 929 5150 or 07973 755680.

Fake or Fortune with Fiona Bruce: why LS Lowry’s popular paintings are easy to fake.