Alan Lowndes  (British, 1921-1978) 

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Alan Lowndes Biography
1921   born in Stockport
1935   Left school to become an apprentice to a decorator
1939 - 1945   Served with the British Forces
1950   Worked for Julian Frank
1978   Died in Gloucestershire
  Collections
  Arts Council
  Nuffield Foundation
  Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
  City Art Gallery, Manchester
  Coventry Art Gallery
  Plymouth Art Gallery
  Huddersfield Art Gallery
  Balliol College, Oxford
  Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery
Selected Exhibitions
1991   Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1985   Tate Gallery, ‘St Ives 1939-64’
1985   Stoke on Trent City Art Gallery, ’The Flower Show’
1984   Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1983   Hayward Gallery, London
1978   Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1972   Stockport Museum and Art Gallery
1972   Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1967 - 1971   ‘Modern British Paintings’, Crane Kalman Gallery, London
1968   ‘Painting 64-67’, Arts Council
1968   Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1968   Curlew Gallery, Southport
1967   Magdalene Street Gallery, Cambridge
1965   Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester
1965   ‘Artists in Cornwall’, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery
1965   ‘4 Literary Painters’, Crane Kalman Gallery, London
1965   ‘Art in Industry’, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1964   Osborn Gallery, New York
1963 - 1964   ‘The Englishness of English Painting’, Andrew Dickson White Museum, Cornell University, New York
1963   ‘Malerei der Gegenwart aus Sudwestengland’, Hanover
1963   John Moores Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1962   Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1961   ‘Spring Exhibition’, Bradford Art Gallery
1960   ‘Mood of the North’, Crane Kalman Gallery, London
1957   Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1956   Prospect Gallery, London
1955   Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1955   Lancashire Society of Artists 1955, ‘Northern Artists’, Arts Council Exhibition, Manchester and travelled
1952   Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
1951   ‘Artists of Fame and Promise (part III), Leicester Galleries
1950   Solo Exhibition Crane Gallery, Manchester (solo)
Selected Public Collections
  Arts Council
  Nuffield Foundation
  Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
  City Art Gallery, Manchester
  Coventry Art Gallery
  Plymouth Art Gallery
  Huddersfield Art Gallery
  Balliol College, Oxford
  Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery
Literature
  ‘A Northern School’, Redcliffe Press, 1989
  John Berger, ‘The New Statesman and Nation’, June 2, 1956
  Stephen Bone, The Guardian, October 21, 1957
  Eric Newton, ‘Everyday Art’, The Guardian, December 14th 1961
  Keith Sutton, ‘The Listener’, December 28, 1961
  Rober Wraight, ‘Lowndes v. Lowry’, The Tatler, January 3, 1962
  Illustrated London News, December 21, 1963
  Lawrence Campell, Art News, New York, April, 1964
  Bruce Laughton, The Arts Review, Decemeber 25, 1965
  Terence Mullaly, ‘Shrewd and Witty Pictures at Alan Lowndes Show’, The Daily Telegraph, December 29th 1965
  Nigel Gosling, The Observer, May 14, 1972