Next tours: Wed 24 Apr 2013.
Part 1 – Lowry’s Manchester. Meet Visitor Centre, Piccadilly Plaza, 11am.
Part 2 – Lowry’s Salford. Meet Victoria Station wallmap, 2.30pm.
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, and so we explore the man behind the paintings, and take you through the central Manchester haunts he visited and depicted.