Monday Lunch & Lecture – Much More Than Merely Matchstick Men: The Profound Art of L S Lowry

Art History



Richard Kay

27 March 2023

1:00 pm

£29 includes lunch

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Lowry’s work is so familiar to many of us that we may overlook his remarkable productivity and talent when we see his deceptively simple matchstick men.

This well-illustrated talk seeks to appreciate the artist as someone far more deserving of our admiration than his curious scurrying figures might suggest. With a wide selection of his works from every decade of his long artistic career, this survey should help to refute any suggestion that his pictures are as simple as they first appear to be – and there are even some surprises that will make you think again about Lowry’s remarkable imagination.

Includes lunch. Lunch is served from 1pm and lecture begins at 2pm.

Tutor information

Richard Kay is a Director of Lawrences Auctioneers in Crewkerne and the firm’s specialist in paintings, drawings, watercolour and prints. After leaving university in 1986, he joined Sothebys and spent eight years with them before moving to Phillips (now Bonhams) to be a picture specialist and Associate Director there. He joined Lawrences in 1999. His particular area of interest is British printmaking since 1900.

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