The Regional Print Centre is delighted to announce that it has been working in partnership with the Peoples History Museum in Manchester to co-curate a major retrospective exhibition on the career and work of Paul Peter Piech.
The exhibition will run from the 1st October 2016 until the 12th February 2017. It features pieces from the Piech family’s private collection, private collectors and the collection held at the Regional Print Centre at Coleg Cambria in Wrexham.
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.
An artist, humanitarian and campaigner, Piech’s work takes on global issues, reflects the horrors of war and makes stark political comment. Set against this, Piech spent the early part of his career as an advertising man, working in the industry on highly influential and successful campaigns on both sides of the Atlantic. These distinctly different aspects of Piech feature in Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms along with his lifelong love of poetry and jazz, which were inspirational to him and his career.
The Peoples History Museum will be running a range of events and learning opportunities as part of the exhibition.
Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms. The Art of Paul Peter Piech opens on 1 October until 12 February 2017 and is free entry
For details see: www.phm.org.uk
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For media information, interview opportunities and images, please contact Fido PR at the People’s History Museum.
0161 832 3588