Wynford Dewhurst: art of ‘Manchester's Monet’ goes on show

By Helen Pidd North of England correspondent

Retrospective exhibition celebrates work of controversial but largely unknown English impressionist painter

They called him England’s answer to Claude Monet: “Nothing could be more delightful on a cold, dreary day than Mr Wynford Dewhurst’s landscapes imbued with sunlight,” wrote the Daily Express in 1910.

Yet just over a hundred years later, the Mancunian artist is unknown to all but the most enthusiastic scholars of European impressionism. A new exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery aims to change that with the first retrospective of Dewhurst’s work.

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