Google doodle celebrates LS Lowry's 125th birthday
English artist Laurence Stephen Lowry, better known as LS Lowry, has been honoured with a Google doodle today marking 125 years since his birth.
The Lancashire-born painter is famous for his depictions of tall, thin figures nicknamed "matchstick men" in industrial landscape settings of Northern England, typically Salford and nearby areas including Pendlebury, where he lived for more than 40 years.
Google highlighted the importance of the artist with a landscape in Lowry's style on its home page.
The search engine often honours major contributors to art, science and industry in this way.
Lowry died of pneumonia in 1976 and next year Tate Britain will hold the first exhibition of his work in a public institution since his death.
The exhibition will bring around 80 works that aim to re-assess his influence.
Lowry studied at Manchester Academy of Fine Art and Salford Royal Technical College.
His style relied on a muted palette and simplified illustrative form that was sometimes criticised for its naivety.
Appearing to hold the record for the most Royal honours declined, including a knighthood, it is uncertain what Lowry would think of being feted by Google in this way.
His paintings continue to sell for millions of pounds and in 2000 the Lowry gallery in Salford Quays was opened at a cost of £106 million, housing 55 of his paintings and hundreds of drawings.
Swedish stars ask fans for £195 pledges on crowd-funding website
voicesJust when you thought you could find a man, get married, and have a baby by the age of 35... it turns out you’re too late, says Grace Dent
sportNapoli 2 Arsenal 0: Gunners must now face either Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid or Barcelona in knock-out stages
musicAs Mariah Carey and Noddy Holder rake in the royalties from their classics, why there hasn't been a decent festive hit for 20 years?
theatreAuthor Daniel Rosenthal recalls the mishaps that almost brought the curtain down on the likes of John Gielgud and Diana Rigg
lifeFull of the joys and want to help your fellow man? December isn't the time to do it
lifeAs the Royal Mail plans to phase out deliveries on two wheels, it's no wonder posties are in a spin
techLuke Blackall reports on precision engineered prams and babygros that monitor your child 24-7
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 4 Exeter to Edinburgh and back in a day: How one fresher's lost bet left him facing a 900-mile round trip
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial
- < Previous
- Next >
£77099.84 - £96375.26 per annum + Bonus + Benefits : Harrington Starr: My clie...
£45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Package: Harrington Starr: Trading appli...
£35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: C# .NET Developer (Win...
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: Senior QA Engineer Tes...