Many will associate the Modern British Art with the ‘matchstick men’ of the work of L S Lowry.

Lowry is famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century. He developed a distinctive style of painting and is best known for his urban landscapes peopled with human figures, often referred to as ‘matchstick men.’

Ranging from early British Modernism to the present day, the subject includes British Pop Art, Cornish Abstraction, the School of London, Vorticism and the Camden Town Group.

This increasingly popular category includes paintings, sculpture and works on paper by some of the leading artists of the 20th century, such as Peter Blake, Bridget Riley, Lucian Freud, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and not forgetting Lowry.

Modern British art has been an overlooked investment area until very recently, and the prices of many important artists have reflected this.

This situation is changing rapidly as certain contemporary artists like Damien Hirst and Grayson Perry are becoming more recognised thanks to the efforts of dealers and collectors and the knowledge of specialists at firms like Doerr Dallas.

Modern British artists to look out for as investment pieces include Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and Jeremy Moon, a minimalist painter who died very young and therefore produced only a limited amount of work so is a good investment now.

Our team of industry-recognised specialists at Doerr Dallas works together to offer you an independent service to provide valuations of fine art, antiques, jewellery, watches and classic cars, we also offer a full range of other art-related advisory services.

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