Self Portrait, The Artist Mother And The Artist Father

Self Portrait, The Artist Mother And The Artist Father
Signed Print

L S Lowry

Lithograph, 1975
Signed Print Edition of 300
H 24cm x W 31cm

Critical Review

Lowry was often wrongly labelled as a ‘Sunday painter’ by critics since throughout his artistic career he worked as a rent collector during the day and worked on his art at night. However, his highly stylised method of painting and drawing was not due to a lack of training or discipline, and Self Portrait, The Artist Mother And The Artist Father proves his profound artistic abilities. The artist has said of this,“I am tired of people saying I am self-taught. I am sick of it. I did the life drawing for twelve solid years, and that I think is the foundation of painting.”

Lowry was an only child and had an unhappy relationship with his mother and father. His mother always remarked that she wanted daughters and his relationship with his father had always been cold and strained. Produced on the artist’s 88th birthday, this set of portraits mark as a reminder of the influence Lowry’s parents had on his unusual life.

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