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L.S. Lowry

Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry (1887-1976), Painter.

Lowry did not identify his portraits, giving them general titles such as here, The Man with Red Eyes. Later he inscribed the back of the canvas: 'The Artist aged 51'. Painted in 1938, the year that his mother was dying, the evident grief and anger are a rare expression of emotion in the artist's work.

1938
Oil on canvas
535.0 x 435.0mm
NPG L224
Image and text © National Portrait Gallery, 2022

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