An unprecedented insight into the relationship between the painter L.S. Lowry and his teacher the French Impressionist Adolphe Valette, meticulously researched, and with 112 thoroughly commented pristine colour illustrations.
The book 'Adolphe Valette and L.S. Lowry' - for the first time - brings together everything that is known about the master and the pupil, describing their artistic journeys from the time they met at the Municipal School of Art in Manchester in 1905.
Cecilia Lyon's extensive research in France in the records of the Paris Salons and in the north of England, in the archives of many institutions, particularly the Special Collections of the Manchester School of Art, has brought to light a wealth of fresh information. The author has uncovered many hitherto unknown facts and has been able to dispel enduring myths about both artists.
This fascinating and long-awaited book, with 112 carefully chosen illustrations, and an engaging text for each caption, is a feast for the eye as well as an unparalleled mine of information on these two remarkable artists. This is the definitive statement on the artistic links between Adolphe Valette and L.S. Lowry.