WORKS

“Sketch for ‘Louisa Street'”

“Sketch for ‘Louisa Street'”

Alan Lowndes pencil sketch with colour notes (Louisa St. Tiger Bay, Cardiff) Verified on reverse by artist's widow. Image size 21x30cms £1,000

“Children watching the circus”

“Children watching the circus”

Alan Lowndes pencil sketch. Verified by artist's widow. Image size 28x23 cms £650

“Portrait”

“Portrait”

Alan Lowndes pencil drawing verified by artist's widow. Image size 24x20 cms £500

“Pierrot”

“Pierrot”

Alan Lowndes pencil sketch verified on reverse 'Alan Lowndes dwg. c 1958' by Valerie Lowndes. Image size 28x19cms £600

“T Benfield Ltd, West London”

“T Benfield Ltd, West London”

Alan Lowndes pecil sketch with colour notes. Provenance artist's widow. Image size 22x17 cms £600

“Two Clowns at Belle Vue”

“Two Clowns at Belle Vue”

Alan Lowndes watercolour with colour notes. Provenance artist's widow. Image size 28x20 cms £750

“Winter’s Clock, Stockport”

“Winter’s Clock, Stockport”

Alan Lowndes pen & ink. Provenance artist's widow. Image size 16x16 cms £500

“Pub in Cam, Gloucestershire (probably the Railway Inn)”

“Pub in Cam, Gloucestershire (probably the Railway Inn)”

Alan Lowndes pencil drawing with colour notes. Verified on reverse by artist's widow. Image size 21x29 £750

“Fishing Boat”

“Fishing Boat”

Alan Lowndes monotype. Signed in pencil & dated 1960. Verified by artist's widow. Image size 29 x 42 £950

“Two Women – Study”

“Two Women – Study”

Pencil drawing verified & signed by the artist's widow. Image size 25x18 cms Price code B £700

“Clown with Audience”

“Clown with Audience”

Pencil drawing. Verified on reverse ' Clown drawing bt Alan Lowndes' by the artist's widow. Image size 26 x 21 Price code B £750

“The Lighthouse, St Ives”

“The Lighthouse, St Ives”

Monotype, signed in pencil. Verified by the artist's widow. Image size 56 x36 cms. SOLD

“The Quay”

“The Quay”

Pencil sketch for an oil painted in 1957 which is illustrate on page 82 of 'Alan Lowndes' by Jonathan Riley. Verified on reverse by the artist's widow Valerie. Image size 18 x 12 Price code B £500

“Woman Singer”

“Woman Singer”

Pencil drawing.Verified on reverse by the artist's widow Valerie. Image size 20 x 22 cms. £500

“The Island, St Ives”

“The Island, St Ives”

Pencil drawing.Verified on reverse by the artist's widow Valerie. Image size 26 x 34 cms. £850

“Two Girls Dancing”

“Two Girls Dancing”

Pencil drawing.Verified on reverse by the artist's widow Valerie. Image size 25 x 18 cms. £500

“Smeaton’s Pier, St Ives”

“Smeaton’s Pier, St Ives”

Pencil drawing. Signed, titled & dated 1961. Image size 26 x 38 cms. SOLD

“Interior with Figures”

“Interior with Figures”

Pencil drawing.Verified on reverse by the artist's widow Valerie. Image size 25 x 41 cms. SOLD

“Fishing Boat Sketch”

“Fishing Boat Sketch”

Pencil drawing.Verified on reverse by the artist's widow Valerie. Image size 18 x 36 cms £600

“Stockport Street Scene”

“Stockport Street Scene”

Pencil with drawing. Verified on reverse by the artist's widow Valerie. Image size 27 x 20 cms. £750

Alan Lowndes was born in Stockport. He left school at fifteen and became apprenticed to a decorator and later, after leaving the army he studied painting in the evenings at Stockport Art College. He began painting full time in the late 40’s, mainly working in oils, using a bright palette. 

He was taken on at an early stage by the Crane Gallery, Manchester where he had a number of one man shows and later at Crane Kalman, London. He also exhibited at the Osborne Gallery in New York. His work became extremely popular. He had a particularly strong following amongst the high-profile actors and writers from the film industry; Rod Steiger, Mai Zetterling, Stanley Baker and Robert Morley, to name but a few. 

He began to work in St Ives in the early 50’s and settled there in 1959. He later moved to Cam near Dursley in Gloucestershire but often continued to paint the Stockport subjects which were still in demand from collectors.

A retrospective was held at Stockport Art Gallery in 1972, which then toured. There was a further exhibition at Crane Kalman in 1995 and a major exhibition at Stockport AG. in 2011 attended by his widow Valerie.