Lecture 23 January 2014 at 2.30 given by Rosalind Whyte
L.S. Lowry produced some of England’s most original and distinctive paintings, creating a social document of a now bygone industrial age. Tate Britain’s Summer 2013 exhibition of his work focuses on his well-known industrial scenes, and they also feature in this lecture, alongside works that are less readily associated with him. The lecture explores his life in and around Salford, his attitudes and his healthy disregard for the trappings of fame and fortune that were eventually to be his. An exploration of a life and a body of work full of surprises and contradictions.
Rosalind is a BA and MA from Goldsmith’s College, and an MA (distinction) from Birkbeck College. She is an experienced guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the Royal Academy and Greenwich. She lectures at Tate, Dulwich Picture Gallery, to independent art societies and on cruises. Leads art appreciation holidays.