Pierre Adolphe Vallette (1876 – 1942) was a French Impressionist painter. His most acclaimed art prints are urban landscapes of Manchester, now exposed in a room devoted to him at the Manchester Art Gallery. Pierre Vallette produced some stunning paintings of Manchester City scenes, seen through an impressionist eye.
He captured the city in all its moods, from the bustling streets during the day, through to the sombre stillness of the canals on a cold wintry evening. Today, he is chiefly remembered as L. S. Lowry's tutor who expressed a great admiration for Pierre Vallette and called him a dedicated teacher. At artrepublic, you can judge for yourself, just how Lowry's style was influenced by Pierre Vallette - and by French Impressionism generally.