Cranleigh Arts Centre
West Surrey Area
Museums & Art Galleries
L.S.Lowry - a visionary artist
Report of the lecture given by Michael Howard MA Courtauld, BAHons, on Wednesday 25th February 2009
Lowry (1887 - 1976), or as Michael referred to him, Mr. Lowry - he was a
Victorian after all - is an artist whose work is etched on our public
conscious-ness. However, he is a much more complex and varied artist than the
popular image of the painter that has come down to us. Michael's lecture
introduced us to the full range of his work. His cityscapes were inspired by his
life-long knowledge of the industrial cities and towns of North-West England. He
walked the streets of Manchester and Salford both professionally as a rent
collector, and for pleasure as an observer of everyday life.
Two of our members enjoy a lively discussion on .L.S.Lowry
with lecturer Michael Howard.