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Who is Lowry?

Laurence Stephen Lowry  was an English artist. Many of his drawings and paintings depict PendleburyLancashire, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years.

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 He painted mysterious unpopulated landscapes, brooding portraits and the unpublished "marionette" works, which were only found after his death.