James Lawrence Isherwood

Huge lover of Northern Art, so just had to buy this book, The Northern School – A reappraisal by Martin Regan. 

Enjoying reading about artists old and new but almost fell off the chair when I saw this painting by Isherwood: Wigan, Top Place.

The paintings of Isherwood’s that I have seen before are usually full of colour: 

Very expressionist and can range from a busy scene to a solitary figure, but this one was really unusual and an absolute stunner. 

Very reminiscent of Theodore Major, Isherwood takes you in a journey up through the scene to those towering factory chimneys, belching out the smoke that colours the world in darkness. 

This ticks all my boxes and have painting envy right now! 

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