Adolphe Valette, Figures by a Fence, 1922. Photograph: Photography North West.

Adolphe Valette, Figures by a Fence

Year: 1922
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.