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Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms: The Art of Paul Peter Piech at the People’s History Museum

The People’s History Museum’s latest exhibition is a major retrospective on the career of artist, humanitarian and campaigner Paul Peter Piech open until 12 February 2017.  Piech’s legacy is as one of the most remarkable printmakers of the 20th century and his journey to becoming so is one of intrigue, contrast and political boldness.

Born in New York in 1920, Paul Peter Piech was an artist, humanitarian and campaigner. Piech’s influences were many, not least politics and equality, through to jazz and poetry.  His print making was infused with both a desire to reflect the world’s wrong back on itself, and to demonstrate the power of compassion and art.

This exhibition is a major retrospective of his career.  Visitors will see Piech’s powerful political work against racism and for peace, set against his more melodic prints illuminating his passion for jazz and the poet Walt Whitman.  The exhibition will also include a large display of books produced by the Taurus Press, which Piech founded in 1959.

Family friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages.

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