Clowns at Belle Vue'
with colour notes in pencil. Verified on reverse by the artist's
widow Valerie. Image size 28 x 20 cms
sketch for an oil painted in 1957 which is illustrate on page
82 of 'Alan Lowndes' by Jonathan Riley. Verified on reverse
by the artist's widow Valerie. Image size 18 x 12
Pencil sketch for
an oil painted in 1970 which is illustrate on page 174 of
'Alan Lowndes' by Jonathan Riley. Verified on reverse by the
artist's widow Valerie. Image size 18 x 13
drawing. Verified on reverse ' Alan Lowndes drawing c 1958'
by the artist's widow. Image size 28 x 18
code B £600
Pencil sketch for
an oil painted in 1956, a detail nof which is illustrate on
page 83 of 'Alan Lowndes' by Jonathan Riley. Verified on reverse
by the artist's widow Valerie. Image size 26 x 41cms sold
signed in pencil & dated 1960. Image size 29x42 cms at
widest point. Verified by the artist's widow.
code B £950
Lighthouse, St Ives'
signed in pencil. Verified by the
artist's widow. Image size 56 x36 cms
code B £950
'Two women - study'
Pencil drawing verified & signed by the artist's widow.
Image size 25x18 cms
Lowndes was born in Stockport 1921. He left school at fifteen
and was apprenticed to a decorator where he learned about
pigment and lettering. At the end of the war he spent some
time in Italy keen to see as much fine art as possible. He
was particularly fascinated by the frescoes. He also took
an art course in Florence before he returned home. Once back
in Stockport he became a textile designer. He also took life
drawing classes in the evenings at Stockport College of Art.
He began painting full time in the late 40's, mainly working
in oils and using a bright palette.
was taken on at an early stage by the Crane Gallery, Manchester
where he had a number of solo shows,later showing at Crane
Kalman, London. He also exhibited at the Osborne Gallery,
New York; Curlew Gallery, Southport;and a retrospective at
Stockport Art Gallery and tour in 1972 plus Crane Kalman 1995.
By this time he had a great number of high profile collectors,
notably many famous names from the film idustry.
began to work in St Ives in the early 50's, settling there
in 1959. He became a great friend of the late Sir Terry Frost
and was very much part of the art circle of that time. His
Cornish paintings are eagerly collected but wherever he lived,
he continued to paint Stockport subjects. He later moved to
Dursley, Gloucestershire. He died in Gloucestershire 1978.
major exhibition was held at Stockport Municipal Art Gallery
in Ferbruary 2010. This coincided with the launch of the long
awaited book 'Alan Lowndes' by Jonathan Riley.
of the drawings in stock are clearly preliminaries for some
of his paintings eg: 'The Surprise Attack' page 174 in Jonathan
Riley's book; 'The Quay' page 82; 'Louisa Street, Tiger Bay'
page 196, 'Eleanor Street, Tiger Bay' page 197 and several
Lowndes work continues to be keenly sought and his prices
are rising accordingly. These works on paper have all been
verified by Alan's widow, Valerie.
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