Lawrence James Isherwood (1917-1989) Signed Prints & Originals

About Lawrence James Isherwood (1917-1989)

James Lawrence Isherwood


James Lawrence Isherwood

7 April 1917
Wigan, England


9 June 1989 (aged 72)
Higher End, Wigan, England



Known for


James Lawrence Isherwood (1917–1989) was an English artist, born in WiganLancashire. He often painted subject and images (landscapes, seascapes, and portraits) from the Wigan area in a style that became known as 'Wigan style'.[1] His style has been described as Impressionist/Expressionist.[2]

Isherwood was a friend of the artist L. S. Lowry, who purchased his Woman with Black Cat and displayed it at his home.[2]

BBC documentary, I am Isherwood was made in 1974 about the artist and his work. This was transmitted twice by the BBC, once in 1974 and again in 1975.[3]

Isherwood died in 1989.[1]


Isherwood's work is represented in the permanent collections of the Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, among other venues. The official Isherwood website