Tate Britain is presenting a major exhibition of landscapes by the much adored British painter, L.S. Lowry (1887-1976). This is the first show held by a public institution in London, since the artist’s death. The event takes its title from T.J. Clark’s seminal book, The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers (1985). With no less than 80 works, including the Tate’s own Coming Out of School (1927) and The Pond (1950), alongside significant loans, the show aims to re-assess Lowry’s contribution as part of a wider art history. Although his subjects were drawn from the streets, his art was neither of ‘realist’, nor ‘impressionist’ schools, although there are few 20th-Century British artists, who engaged more fruitfully with the French tradition. Art in a well-defined style. £15 entry, concessions available. Contact: www.tate.org.uk