Lowndes, Alan

Date: 1921-1978

Primarily known for his scenes of northern working class life, Stockport-born Alan Lowndes was largely self-taught. After serving in World War Two, he studied painting in night school and began to see larger scale success in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Friends with many of the St. Ives School artists including Terry Frost, Lowndes was closely compared to L.S. Lowry, who also painted scenes of industrial areas in the north of England.

The University Art Collection holds one painting by Lowndes, entitled ‘The Three Graces’.