Alan Lowndes (1921-1978)
Oil on Canvas
Signed and Dated 1962
Size (inches): 24 (h) x 20 (w) inches
Size (cm): 61 (h) x 50.8 (w) cm
Born in Stockport in 1921, Alan left school at 14 to become, ironically, an apprentice decorator. That particular burgeoning career was interrupted at the outset of war and Alan was to serve for several years in the British Army during the second world war. In the early 1950s Alan began to visit and paint scenes in and around St. Ives, Cornwall, and was to settle there for over a decade. He subsequently lived in Gloucestershire but continued to visit and paint his native Stockport. Alan in today regarded as one of the most important painters within the twentieth century Northern School, with his work held by many prestigious public bodies, including the Arts Council England, University of Liverpool, Museums Sheffield and Glasgow and Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.