SAM'S CHOP HOUSE
written by: KIRAN BENAWRA
animated by: DAVID NEILSON
with support from: SAM'S CHOP HOUSE
"Lowry is an iconic character for Manchester: the working man. He’s nicely odd, he’s nicely northern - maybe I relate to that! And he’s a got a bit of swagger too...”
Despite his matchstick men, Lowry was a formally trained painter.
In 1910 Lowry joined Pall Mall Property Company as a rent collector. Despite his subsequent fame, Lowry worked full time for the company until his retirement in 1952. This remained a secret until after his death in 1976.