L.S. Lowry, 'Industrial Landscape' 1955
L.S. Lowry
Industrial Landscape 1955
Oil on canvas
support: 1143 x 1524 mm
frame: 1410 x 1790 mm
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1956© The estate of L.S. Lowry

A major exhibition of the work of L.S. Lowry and a retrospective of the American painter Roy Lichtenstein are among the highlights of Tate’s 2013 exhibition programme.

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life, opening in summer 2013, results from an invitation extended to the distinguished art historians T.J. Clark and Anne M. Wagner to reappraise Lowry for a new, extended audience. Including works by Lowry from the Tate collection and significant loans, the exhibition will reassess his contribution to art history and will argue for his achievement as Britain’s pre-eminent painter of the industrial city.

Tate Modern will host the biggest retrospective of Roy Lichtenstein in 20 years, bringing together 125 of his works, which are based on comic books and advertising imagery. As well as Tate’s own Whaam!, the show will include important loans including Look Mickey 1961 from the National Gallery of Modern Art, New York, and his monumental Artist’s Studio series of 1973–4.

At Tate Liverpool, Chagall: Modern Master will bring together 60 paintings focusing on the artist’s time in Paris before the First World War through to the years he spent in his native Russia around the time of the 1917 revolution. Tate St Ives will mark the centenary of the birth of the distinctive modern British painter William Scott.

You will also be able to see the work of contemporary British painter Gary Hume alongside that of Patrick Caulfield at Tate Britain; Paul Klee and Mira Schendel at Tate Modern; and the ambitious and extravagant exhibition Glam! at Tate Liverpool, which will examine the flamboyant early 1970s through painting, sculpture, film, performance and installation art.

Next summer will also see the full reopening of Tate Britain, with rehung collection displays presenting the full breath of British art in chronological order.

There is still plenty to see this year, of course. October sees photographers William Klein and Daido Moriyama at Tate Modern, while Tate Britain’s landmark Pre-Raphaelites show opens in September.


Please let me know when I can book for the Lowry exhibition this Summer. Thanks ET

I would like to buy tickets for Lowry exhibition. When will they become available?

In the 60s, I was editor of Endsleigh College (Hull)student newspaper. A friend who lived near Pendlebury went to interview Mr Lowry when she was home for the holidays for an article. At the end of the interview he asked if she liked his work and would she like to choose one to take with her! A nice man.