Pictures of Matchstick Men

We still owe you some infos about Laurence Stephen Lowry … the English artist whose life is portrayed in our next ELFs film.

L. S. Lowry (1887 – 1976) had his very own style of painting, he used only few colours and his figures were often referred to as “matchstick men”. His motives were scenes of life in the industrial districts of England; landscape and portrait works were found only after his death.

All in all Lowry made about 1.000 paintings and over 8.000 drawings.

Lowry holds the record of “rejecting the most number of British honours”. Most of his work is displayed today a gallery in Salford, called “The Lowry”. It was opened in the year 2000 and hosts around 400 L. S. Lowry’s works.

He was also referred to in popular culture, e.g. “Pictures of Matchstick Men” is the name of Status Quo’s first hit single.

See more about Lowry’s interesting biography on this Wikipedia link.

*** Mrs Lowry & Son *** Thursday 25th June *** 8 pm *** Alte Gerberei ***

See you there tomorrow night!

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 distancing regulations, we strongly recommend that you reserve your seat online under his link: Reservation.

We CAN NOT guarantee entrance to those who do NOT reserve!

Thank you very much for your understanding.

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