Made in Manchester: The Art of Emmanuel Levy (1900-1986)
24 October 2014 – 29 May 2015
Exploring Levy's Mancunian heritage and showcase his talents as a painter, writer and teacher.
Levy was born in the city in 1900. He studied at Manchester School of Art under Adolph Valette, and it was here he met L.S. Lowry who would become a lifelong friend. He taught in and around the area for over 40 years and, to supplement his income, Levy also worked as an art critic for the Manchester Evening News.
His work not only traces his northern heritage but his Jewish roots; Two Rabbis with Scrolls of the Law and Crucifixion, were painted by Levy in response to the Holocaust.
The exhibition highlights Levy's skills as a portrait artist, including sketches of his friends and contemporaries such as Lowry.