Beginning this Friday, Manchester Jewish Museum is presenting a major retrospective of one of the most renowned artists from the local area. Made in Manchester: The Art of Emmanuel Levy (1900 – 1986) will showcase the titular artist’s work as a painter, writer and teacher. The exhibition will explore his Mancunian upbringing, which is reflected in paintings such as Snow in the North, and also his Jewish heritage, with works including The Mourners (Sitting Shiva). He was a contemporary of L.S. Lowry; the two men trained together at the School of Art. Following his training, Levy’s talent was recognised almost immediately, and had his first solo exhibition in his mid-twenties. Later in life, he became a lecturer, and also the art critic for the Manchester Evening News.

Fri 24 Oct 2014 – Fri 29 May 2015, Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road, M8 8LW, 10am – 4pm, Museum entry £4.50 (£3.50 conc),

Image: Emmanuel Levy – The Gold Jacket, Oil on canvas

Fri 24 Oct - Fri 29 May
A. James Simpkin
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Fri 24 Oct 2014