Medium: Oil on board
Brief biography: 1876 – 1942. Born in Saint-Étienne, France.
French impressionist artist Adolphe Valette came to England in 1904. From 1906 to 1920, Valette taught at the Municipal School of Art, All Saints – now part of Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, it was here he taught and inspired L.S. Lowry.
Figures by a Fence was acquired by the Collection in 1971 along with Valette’s other work Romiley, 1916.