Lawrence Stephen Lowry's work has become amongst the most sought after artwork in the country today, with Signed Limited Edition print prices increasing at a rate equal to, or greater than, the prices of Lowry's original paintings.
L.S Lowry had strong ties to the industrial world working as a rent collector for most of his life. He was an observer above all, and considered his sway in the view of the working class, which inspired many of his works.
Looking back at what Lowry created within his life, putting the industrial North on the map whilst maintaining his full-time job as a rent collector and as carer for his mother in her later years, he was able to become a trailblazer for the outsider artist and the working man. Time and appreciation gifted the blue-chip artist with impressive auction results, doubling the estimations and taking figures like £2.65 million at Christie's auction in 2020.
Two of the most notable examples of this are the Original oil painting of 'Piccadilly Circus, London' selling for £5.6 Million in 2011 at Christie's, and the print of 'Going to the Match' purchased in 2015 by the English F.A. for £22,000.
Born in Manchester in 1887, L.S Lowry aspired to become an artist from a young age, beginning his drawings at the age of eight and moving to train for over ten years under artists such as Adolphe Valette at the Municipal College of Art, Manchester.