Art: Man with a Lonely Eye

Laurence Stephen Lowry is a 64-year-old English painter who has spent the past 35 years discovering the city of Manchester (pop. 700,700). It is only in recent years that the English have discovered Lowry.

Artist Lowry grew up in & around Manchester, but he was 28 before it occurred to him to paint it. He was a landscape man and portraitist, with strong academic tastes. Then one day he missed a train in a grimy Manchester suburb, and his life's work hit him in the eye. Says Lowry: "It was a wet afternoon, and I...

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