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L. S. Lowry

The Art and the Artist - Second Edition

L. S. Lowry (1887–1976) is one of the most celebrated painters of twentieth-century England, beloved for his often mysterious paintings of urban landscapes and the masses of quiet people who populated them. This book fleshes out our understanding of Lowry’s life and work through a combination of historical investigation and the presentation of previously little-seen sources, including unpublished transcripts of BBC broadcasts in which Lowry talked about his approach, interests, and technique. T. G. Rosenthal, the leading authority on Lowry, also offers close examination of Lowry’s friendship with painter David Carr and takes on claims that Lowry suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome. This new edition of Rosenthal’s best known book also contains an obituary published at the time of his death in 2014.

320 pages | 205 color plates, 60 halftones | 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 | © 2014

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents


1. Lowery in Person
2. Lowery in Perspective
3. Beginnings
4. The Road to Success
5. Lowery Established
6. Enter Monty Bloom
7. An Interlude: L.S.LOWRY and David Carr
8. Lowry and Crowds
9. Lowry and Abroad
10. Lowry’s Technique
11. Lowry and the Sea
12. Lowry and Landscape
13. Lowry and Women
14. Lowry and Asperger’s Syndrome
15. Epilogue

Picture Credits
A Select List of Paintings by L.S.LOWRY in Public Collections

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