L. S. Lowry

1887 - 1976

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Laurence Stephen Lowry ( LAO-ree; 1 November 1887 – 23 February 1976) was an English artist. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, Lancashire, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years, Salford and its vicinity. Lowry is famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of L. S. Lowry has received more than 1,340,813 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). L. S. Lowry is the 1,345th most popular painter (down from 1,204th in 2019), the 3,504th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,215th in 2019) and the 76th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, L. S. Lowry ranks 1,345 out of 1,428. Before him are László Paál, Alice Pike Barney, Albert Paris Gütersloh, Antonin Mercié, Marsden Hartley, and Olja Ivanjicki. After him are Julian Fałat, Gerald Scarfe, Alfred John Keene, Peter Scott, Francesco Clemente, and Pipilotti Rist.

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Among people born in 1887, L. S. Lowry ranks 193Before him are Albert Gutterson, Walter Johnson, Albert Paris Gütersloh, Benjamin Glazer, Nils Middelboe, and Hedwig Kohn. After him are Giorgio Zampori, Samuel Eliot Morison, Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, Teodor Koskenniemi, Martín Luis Guzmán, and Juan Manuel Gálvez. Among people deceased in 1976, L. S. Lowry ranks 172Before him are Taos Amrouche, Mal Evans, Bobby Pearce, Leopold Hofmann, John A. Costello, and Nils Middelboe. After him are Samuel Eliot Morison, Alfredo Dinale, Mukesh, Paul Kossoff, Jimmy Garrison, and Ritwik Ghatak.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, L. S. Lowry ranks 3,504 out of 6,924. Before him are James Mellaart (1925), Sam Allardyce (1954), Ian Wright (1963), Roger Ascham (1515), Archibald Sayce (1845), and Tanith Lee (1947). After him are John Julius Norwich (1929), Clive Standen (1981), George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen (1946), Mick Hucknall (1960), Izaak Walton (1593), and Joe Cole (1981).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, L. S. Lowry ranks 76Before him are Kate Greenaway (1846), Gwen John (1876), Ben Nicholson (1894), E. H. Shepard (1879), Henry Salt (1780), and William Dobson (1610). After him are Gerald Scarfe (1936), Peter Scott (1909), Peter Perez Burdett (1734), William Beechey (1753), Paul Nash (1889), and Peter Doig (1959).