Past Events

Lowry and the Local

Research Seminar – Anne M. Wagner

  • 8 October 2014
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Paul Mellon Centre

L S Lowry's drawings do more than record streets and buildings; they am to define the character of modern industrial space, while negotiating issues of labour and class. This may be one reason that in 1930 a Manchester Guardian critic wrote that the artist's drawings have a "grasp of slum landscape." But what, precisely, does it mean to grasp a slum?

To attend please contact our Events Co-ordinator, Ella Fleming on events@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk

About the speaker

  • Anne Wagner

    Anne M. Wagner is an art historian whose interests in art include its social function and material production. She has written essays on subjects as diverse as the terms of address adopted in early video art, Andy Warhol as a history painter, and the titles that Eva Hesse gave to her works. In 2005 she published Mother Stone: The Vitality of Modern British Sculpture. With T. J. Clark, she curated Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life (Tate Britain, 2013) and Pity and Terror: Picasso’s Path to Guernica (Reina Sofia, 2017).