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Lowry collection goes on display
See more pictures currently on show at The Lowry

The largest public collection of paintings by LS Lowry is to go on show in his home city.

The Lowry at Salford Quays is showing its entire collection of 350 paintings and drawings by the artist.

Although best known for his industrial "matchstick men" paintings, Lowry's landscapes and modernist works also feature in A City's Pride.

Lowry's painting of Liverpool's famous Liver Building recently sold at auction for more than 1m.

The exhibition will run in chronological order, showing pencil, watercolour and pastel work as well as sketches in ballpoint pen and felt-tip.

The exhibition runs at the Lowry from Friday until 10 September.

Paper works

The centre opened in 2000 when the artwork was transferred from its original home at Salford Art Gallery which began collecting Lowry's work in the 1930s.
The Liver Building by LS Lowry
Lowry's Liver Building painting recently sold for more than 1m

The current collection contains far more works on paper than oil paintings on canvas, reflecting Lowry's passion for drawing.

These include studies he made when he was a student at art school, drawing models who posed for the class or copying statues of classical figures.

LS Lowry, who died in 1976, was born in Stretford in 1887 and spent most of his life in Salford.


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