Laurence Stephen Lowry RBS RA was an English artist. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pend Lebury, Lancashire, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years, and also Salford and its surrounding areas. Lowry is famous for painting of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century. He developed a style of painting and is best known for his urban peopled with human figures often referred to as man. He painted mysterious unpopulated landscapes, brooding and the unpublished “narionette” works, which were only found after his death.