Albert Barlow was born in Salford and attended West Liverpool Street School and then Clarendon Secondary Modern.
He married his wife Pat shortly after leaving aged only 19 and now has 5 children and 14 grandchildren.
Throughout his life he has had numerous jobs and has always been a passionate collector of Northern Art. This lead him to start painting. Although he is self taught his pieces are invariably beautifully composed and often include an element of humour.
Whilst most of his family still live in Salford. Albert and his wife now live in Haughton Green – Tameside.
His work is becoming increasingly appreciated and it is now being widely collected.