Lowry’s Genius

Video from a few years back that was seen in the Sunday Times newspaper regarding L.S. Lowry; titled “Lowry’s genius”.

Below, Bill Clark, owner of Hale based Clark Art Gallery explains how the opening shots of the video feature a Lowry painting that he owned and subsequently sold.

I’ve just come across this video embedded in a Sunday Times article about L.S. Lowry. It features writer and art critic Julian Spalding talking about Lowry at the Lowry Centre in Salford. It’s interesting for me as the opening shots feature Lowry’s painting of The Old Toll House on the Moors, 1959. I used to own this painting and sold it on the opening night of our hugely successful Lowry and his Legacy exhibition in June 2013. This painting also featured on the invite card for the exhibition.


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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.

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LS Lowry

LS Lowry


LS Lowry was known for his vivid depictions of the northern industrial landscapes of the 20th century, recognised as one of ‘the’ most influential and important artists of his generation. His stylised depiction of coal mines, factories and terrace houses were evoked  perfectly the look and feel of the time, inspiring a generation of painters through his work. Continue reading “LS Lowry” »