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L.S. Lowry
Birth: Nov. 1, 1887
Death: Feb. 23, 1976

Artist. He was born in Stretford, Manchester,and was educated at the Victoria Park School, but did poorly there. In 1904, he began to work for a firm of accountants. However, his only real interest, since he was a child, had been drawing; so, in the same year, he began to attend night classes at the Manchester Municipal College of Art. In 1910, he joined the Pall Mall Property Company as a rent collector, and remained with them until 1952, by which time he had risen to the post of chief cashier. The fact that he had a "nine to five" job was never revealed until after his death, as he had a horror of being thought of as an amateur painter. His paintings of industrial scenes achieved extraordinary popularity, to the extent that, in 1967, his painting "Children Coming Out Of School" (1927) was used by the Royal Mail on a postage stamp. Lowry died of pneumonia at Woods Hospital in Glossop. He never married and is thought never to have had any love affairs. He left his entire estate to a girl named Carol Ann Lowry, who had written him a fan letter because she was pleased to discover that she shared the same name as such a famous painter. (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
Southern Cemetery
Metropolitan Borough of Manchester
Greater Manchester, England
Plot: C 772
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Apr 01, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10713662
L.S. Lowry
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L.S. Lowry
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- Bling Blinky of TEXAS
 Added: May. 26, 2017

- Janis•E
 Added: Feb. 23, 2017
A great painter and man. You did such a lot for Salford and the surrounding are great!
- P.W.A1
 Added: Nov. 23, 2016
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