The Loneliness of L.S. Lowry

16 November 2010 - 18 December 2010

Following on from a show curated in 1968 by Andras Kalman, this exhibition presents an unusual collection of works focusing on Lowry’s empty, land and seascapes, no “matchstick men” to be seen. 

Our current exhibition, which has recently been on show at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal will examine a lesser-known side to the artist. Far from his popular urban scenes, these unfamiliar and timeless landscapes reveal Lowry’s inherent loneliness and it’s influence on his works; he is quoted as saying ‘Had I not been lonely, none of my work would have happened’.

There are forty works, including oils and drawings, many of which have never been on public display. Co-curated by Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Crane Kalman, the show will expose Lowry’s surprisingly broad subject matter; including seascapes, landscapes and portraits. It reveals a different side to the artist, his life, his mood and his art.