'ADOLPHE VALLETTE (1876–1942) FRENCH PAINTER AND TEACHER IN THE SCHOOL OF ART (1907–1920)'
Valette was born in Saint-Étienne and studied in Bordeaux. He came to England in 1904 and left in 1928. He is noted for his impressionistic urban paintings of Manchester and taught L. S. Lowry, whose paintings to some extent suggest Valette's influence.
This blanched plaque is in Grosvenor Street, Manchester, on the wall of what was the School of Art, but is now part of Manchester Metropolitan University.