DFAS: LS Lowry – a visionary artist

EXTRAORDINARY ART: One of Britain’s most popular artists.

LS LOWRY is one of Britain’s most popular artists and yet the very familiarity of his work has stopped us looking as closely as we should at this extraordinary artist. 

In 2011, his 1960 painting of Piccadilly Circus sold at auction for a record £5.6m (€6.5m). In 1968 he rejected a knighthood, one of five offers of honours he would reject in his lifetime, the record for the most honours declined. 

He was a painter not only of the mills of the industrial north-west but also perhaps one of the great painters of the human condition himself – the TS Eliot of modern British Art and, perhaps Britain could even claim him as its very own Van Gogh! 

Come along and make up your own mind, as Michael Howard presents this interesting talk. The event takes place at 6pm on Tuesday December 13 at the Cultural Centre on Calle Granada in Nerja, with tickets free for members and €10 for guests.

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