Most famous for his northern industrial landscapes and his matchstick people, Laurence Stephen Lowry has long been considered one of Britain’s favourite artists. However, where he was once seen as a naive and simplistic painter, the complexity and tonality of both the artist and his art now enjoy a newfound appreciation that has changed the way we view Lowry’s work.
Today, on what would have been his 130th birthday, we’re looking back at Lowry’s life, influences, and inspirations to find out just how those matchstick people came to life.
The Matchstick Man
Born in Lancashire on 1st November 1887, Lowry often spoke candidly […]