The Loneliness of L S Lowry

Andrew Lambirth and Helen Watson
2010

Better known for his northern industrial landscapes, the exhibition will examine a different side of Lowry, looking beneath these scenes at an artist who cites his inherent loneliness as one of the main influences on his work. He is quoted as saying ‘Had I not been lonely none of my works would have happened.’ Exhibiting approximately forty works, including oils and works on paper from both private and public collections throughout the country, the exhibition will feature some of Lowry’s most powerful pictures focusing upon portraits, landscapes, urban landscapes and seascapes. The show will be the first major exhibition of Lowry’s work outside Salford in the past five years.