Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life

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'Ancoats Hospital Outpatients' Hall 1952'. The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester. © The estate of L.S. Lowry. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

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Presented by the Trustees of the Duveen Paintings Fund 1949. © The estate of L.S. Lowry. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

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© The Estate of LS Lowry. Image courtesy of National Museums Liverpool. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

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Tate © The Estate of L.S. Lowry. All rights reserved, DACS 2013

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'Piccadilly Circus, London', 1960. Private Collection © The Estate of LS Lowry. Image © Christie’s Images Limited/The Bridgeman Art Library. All rights reserved, DACS 2013 

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© The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. All rights reserved, DACS 2013 

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by Jorge Lewinski

Private Collection, © The Lewinski Archive at Chatsworth/The Bridgeman Art Library

Tate Britain, Millbank Monday July 8 2013 10:00 - 18:00

Lowry's distant little figures and brutal cityscapes are unique in their portrayal of the mid-twentieth century British working class. This exhibition highlights the French influence at the root of his depictions of industrial Britain putting his work in the context of Impressionists such as Camille Pisarro and his teacher, the symbolist Adolphe Valette whilst also drawing attention to his singular position as a painter of British life.

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Venue name: Tate Britain
Contact:
Address: Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG
Opening hours: Daily 10am-6pm (last admission for special exhibitions 5.15pm)
Transport: Tube: Pimlico/Vauxhall
Price: £15, £13.10 concs
Event phone: 020 7887 8008