Who was LS Lowry?

Docks Sunderland


LS Lowry is one of the countries best -known artists, famous for his distinctive painting of industrial scenes, much less well-known is the fact that he had along and close relationship with north and east England, and that Sunderland became a second home towards the rest of his life.



Lowry's connection with Sunderland

Lowrys first known visits to the north and east England were in the mid-1930s, when he started to visit Berwick -Upon-Tweed. He liked the town so much that he regularly returned, and even considered buying a house there in the late 1940s, after his retirement in 1952, Lowry's associacion with the north east continued to grow. the region became a retreat from the pressures of his success building coast see and shopping. Travveling down from Tyneside in 1960s, Lowry discovered Sunderland by what he described and a chance, and this started along and closed relationship with the town. Over these next 15 years he spent much time in the north east using Sunderland as a base for exploring the region. Lowry always stayed in room 104 at the Saybum Hotel (now the Marriott), exept on rare occasions when the room was not available.

By Beth Hardy

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Comment 1 Comment by Mr Jones on 16 Nov 12 at 2:23pm | Quote this comment
Beth, I am so impressed by the extra work that you have done at home. You have certainly taught me something new, as I always thought that Lowry only painted scenes in Salford. Remember, if you ever create art at home that you are really proud of, bring it to school so that we can scan it in and add it to the blog. Could you draw a picture in the style of LS Lowry? :lol:
Comment 2 Comment by Grace on 19 Nov 12 at 6:25pm | Quote this comment
Wow Beth that was really good just like your art. :roll:

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