Google Doodle celebrates 125th birthday of legendary Salford artist LS Lowry

By Dean Wilkins

For one day only legendary Salford artist LS Lowry is being hailed across the globe as Google celebrates his 125th birthday on their home page.

The Pendlebury-born painter (November 1 1887 to February 23 1976) has been selected as the internet search giant’s homepage doodle to celebrate his life.

His work has become increasingly popular among art fans with Salford Quay’s gallery dedicated to Lowry, as well as a hotel and shopping centre adopting the illustrator’s name.

And with his matchstick men, seascapes and war-torn Manchester work being broadcast across the world, many fans across the city are praising the decision to celebrate his work.

Mark Phillips, a Manchester contemporary artist, said: “It’s such a positive thing to see when going on Google – how many people have the website as their homepage and will click on it during their day?

“Lowry’s life, work and hometown will be on a platform for all to see and we should be extremely proud how he dedicated so much of his career to the city.”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOWRY: Google join in life celebrations for Salford artist

The Google Doodle has become a widely-loved part of the website’s personality as they produce interactive content to celebrate everything ranging from the Olympics to country’s independence days and national holidays across the world.

Delighted fans have taken to Twitter to express their appreciation of Lowry’s work and reveal their favourite piece.

You can join in the debate with the hashtag #lowry or even venture of The Lowry art exhibition where you find a variety of the artist’s work on show.

Happy birthday Lowry!

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