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Wynford Dewhurst: Manchester’s Monet

The first retrospective of the English impressionist painter and art theorist Wynford Dewhurst since his death in 1941.

A controversial figure on the Anglo-French art scene at the turn of the 20th century, Wynford Dewhurst is, in the collection of Manchester Art Gallery. He was born in Manchester in 1864 and began his career studying law. He moved to Paris at the relatively advanced age of 27 to train as an artist, returning to France throughout his life to paint in the valleys of the Seine and the Creuse in the style of Claude Monet, who became his principal mentor. This exhibition brings together a large selection of Dewhurst’s shimmering paintings with archival photographs and documents to reintroduce the painter to his native city.

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