Unseen Lowry

LS Lowry, Head of a Young Man in a Cap (The LS Lowry Collection, Manchester)
LS Lowry, Head of a Young Man in a Cap (The LS Lowry Collection, Manchester)

Jackie Wullschlager highlights the exhibition Unseen Lowry at The Lowry, Manchester, UK, on view through September 29, 2013.

Wullschlager writes that the show consists of "100 drawings, paintings and oil sketches found at his home after his death in 1976, and displayed for the first time. A particular focus is on his figure drawings and seascapes featuring lonely rocks or monuments in dark waters... alongside are portrait heads that could illustrate D.H. Lawrence or Jane Eyre: the leathery, resilient 'Head of an Old Man with a Neck Tie,' the passive, unemployed 'Seated Man in Flat Cap with Knees Raised': it is a panorama of changing British society, filtered through Lowry’s private sensibility."