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(Pierre) Adolphe Valette

Born in St Etienne in 1876, he trained at the Ecole Municipale de Beaux-Arts et des Arts Decoratifs in Bordeaux. Valette arrived in England for unknown reasons in 1904 and studied at the Birkbeck Institute, now part of the University of London. In 1905 he travelled to the North West of England where he designed greetings cards and calendars for a Manchester printing company. He attended evening classes at Manchester Municiple School of Art and in 1907 he was invited to join the staff as a teacher. His French teaching style, painting by demonstration, was new to the United Kingdom.

Lowry expressed great admiration for Valette, who taught him new techniques and showed him the potential of the urban landscape as a subject. He called him "a real teacher … a dedicated teacher". Lowry added: "I cannot over-estimate the effect on me of the coming into this drab city of Adolphe Valette, full of French impressionists, aware of everything that was going on in Paris."

In 1920 Valette resigned from the Institute owing to ill health. He stayed in Lancashire for eight more years, teaching privately and painting in Manchester and Bolton. In 1928 he returned to Paris, and subsequently moved to Blacé en Beaujolais where he died in 1942.

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Lamb & Calf Studies NEW

Original Drawing

Image: 300 x 230mm

Framed: 495 x 425mm

Price: £595.00 framed

Lamb Studies NEW

Original Drawing

Image: 270 x 260mm

Framed: 575 x 465mm

Price: £595.00 framed

Adolphe Valette

Signed by the author Cecilia Lyon

£35.00 (or free with any purchase of a Valette original)

     

 

 

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