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Signed Print Edition of 850
H 25cm x W 18cm
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Joe Syer, Head of Urban & Contemporary Art
Three Men And Cat is a lithograph from 1963 by L. S. Lowry that features an image of three highly stylised figures and a cat, depicted in the artist’s characteristic figurative style. This print is an example of Lowry’s style that focused on small groups of figures and portraits of individuals painted on a plain white ground with little or no architectural landscape setting.
Instantly recognisable as Lowry, this print is like a snapshot from one of the artist’s very famous, large industrial landscapes. The composition is tightly cropped, and the image focuses closely on the figures that usually inhabit Lowry’s larger landscapes, their clothing and faces viewed in more detail.
The artist was insistent on the fact that many of his portraits were based on real people he saw in and around Greater Manchester whilst working as a rent collector. It is unclear whether these three men know each other, as Lowry has shown them standing in three opposing positions, providing the print with an atmosphere of loneliness and isolation. Highly stylised, these figures appear melancholic, making clear Lowry’s view on the condition of loneliness experienced as a result of modern industrial life in the city.