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L. S. Lowry

Next Zoom talk-tour: Monday 28 June 2021.
On your computer, 6.00pm.
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Next Walking tour: Monday 5 July.
Meet: TfGM Travelshop, Piccadilly Gardens, 1.30pm.
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Spurned, snubbed and sniggered at, Laurence Stephen Lowry became Britain’s most famous and best-loved 20th century painter, whose works now sell for millions. He called himself a “simple man”, but he was the strangest of fellows.

He never left the British Isles, enjoyed no sexual relations, and made his will over to a much younger woman, whom he befriended simply because she shared his surname. Lowry’s day job was not as an artist, he was a rent collector in the slum areas of the city.

We explore the man behind the paintings, and take you through the Manchester and Salford haunts he visited and depicted.