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[Perspectives] Art with a social conscience

07 Sep 2013

The industrial landscapes of the British painter L S Lowry (1887–1976), populated by his idiosyncratic stick figures, are instantly recognisable. As critic Jessica Stephens wrote in 1928, “The work of Mr L. S. Lowry has qualities that make it very difficult to forget”. Although his art might appear naive, his artistic agenda was socially aware: “My ambition was to put the industrial scene on the map because nobody had done it, nobody had done it seriously.”

Date: 
7 September 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet