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Shadow Man
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22/09/2018 2:05 pm  

Born in Pendlebury Lancashire in 1887 (now part of Salford) died in 1976.

Laurence Stephen Lowry dedicated much of his life to capturing scenes from industrial North West England in the mid 20th Century, predominantly Salford.

Famous for his matchstick men style, Lowry captured the grim, sinister, brooding Manchester, Salford and industrial North West better than any other artist, in my opinion.

A man of pure integrity and backbone Lowry turned down 5 honours including a knighthood in 1968.

Much of his work can be viewed toady at a gallery in the Lowery Centre based in Salford quays (the old Manchester and Salford docks area).

 


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GregBO
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23/09/2018 3:12 am  

Great post, thank for sharing inspiring and influential (to men) person.  This is a thread that should be replicated and follows directly upon TEG's  infor grgarding Wandered above the Sea of Fog.  

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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GregBO
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23/09/2018 3:21 am  

I had an opportunity to purchase an 18th century Japanede woodblock-print in San Francisco and did not.  It was a pring of "The Great Wave of Kanagawa" of which I already had a matted print.  Yep, I was a fool.

Japanese wood-block-printed books were introduced in Japan as early as the eight century by Chinese Buddist monks and temples.  Woodblocks became the dominate form of print distribution in the mid 1600's and are well worth the effort to search out and view.  A fantastic form of printing that forces a person to spend time in determining all the aspects of the object, one glance is never enough.

 

​"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." -Albert Pike

​"​My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.​" - Clarence Buddinton Kelland


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Uly The Cunning
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24/09/2018 12:13 am  

A life lived well. He lived an example of how men should hold themselves, from reading his life.  

"Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did."
Groucho Marx: Duck Soup (1933)


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