Laurence Stephen "L.S." Lowry was an English artist born in Stretford, Lancashire. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years, and also Salford and its surrounding areas.
Lowry is famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century. He developed a distinctive style of painting and is best known for his urban landscapes peopled with human figures often referred to as "matchstick men". He painted mysterious unpopulated landscapes, brooding portraits and the unpublished "marionette" works, which were only found after his death.
Featured image: L.S. LOWRY, 1964. PHOTOGRAPH (detail) BY JORGE LEWINSKI. © THE LEWINSKI ARCHIVE AT CHATSWORTH