Monday, 16 February 2015

L S Lowry and his palette

About LS Lowry
Born in 1887, Lawrence Stephen Lowry lived and worked in Manchester all of his life. In 1905 he secured a place at the Manchester School of Art and was inspired and influenced by the work of his teacher, the French Impressionist artist Pierre Adolphe Valette. Said Lowry of his mentor, “I cannot over estimate [his] effect on me.” Later, Lowry’s job as a rent collector meant he walked the streets of Salford finding endless subject matter for his paintings.

Lowry's Palette was: Ivory Black, Vermilion, Prussian Blue, Yellow Ochre, Flake White  
An Old Street 1937

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