Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Lowry, Salford

The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex situated on Pier 8 at Salford Quays, in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. It is named after the early 20th-century painter, L. S. Lowry, known for his paintings of industrial scenes in North West England. The complex was officially opened on 12 October 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II.

This iconic and ground breaking building was designed by Michael Wilford

All this is far removed from L S Lowry's original representation of 

Oldfield Road Dwellings, Salford

Laurence Stephen Lowry (1 November 1887 – 23 February 1976) was an English artist born in Stretford, Lancashire. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury where he lived and worked for over 40 years, and Salford and its surrounding areas.


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