A detail from Manchester Ship Canal by Adolphe Valette, oil on canvas.

He could easily be nicknamed “the Manchester Impressionist” or, at a squeeze, ”the Monet of Manchester” but the truth is that most people have not heard of him, let alone seen his striking landscapes of a grimly damp but dynamic and beautiful industrial city.

The Lowry arts centre in Salford hopes to help change that by staging the most comprehensive overview of Adolphe Valette’s work to date.

via Exhibition for ‘Monet of Manchester’ who inspired Lowry | Art and design | The Guardian.