Sandra Martin

An Unforgettable Trip to ‘The Elms’ – Lowry & The Pre-Raphaelites

As I look back on my first and only meeting with LS Lowry, what an extraordinary experience it was!  In late summer or autumn 1970, when just a trainee at Manchester (City) Art Galleries, I was invited by Mark Haworth-Booth, Assistant Keeper of the Rutherston Collection*, to accompany him on a visit to view the artist’s collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and drawings. Naturally I was familiar with Lowry’s work, but had no idea of his interest in a type of art so []