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

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Poster with Margaret Thatcher saying Falklands Falklands Falklands by Peter Piech
Falklands Falklands Falklands by Peter Piech.

Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms: The Art of Paul Peter Piech at People’s History Museum (PHM), City Centre, 1 October 2016–12 February 2017, free entry - Visit now

Peter Piech was “one of the masters of the political poster”, says Mark Wilson, Exhibitions Officer at the People’s History Museum. “To understand his work and legacy, you need to understand the man, and through Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms we’ve set out to share Piech’s story as well as his work.” This story is one of a man born in America in 1920 to Ukrainian parents, a man who moved to the UK worked as an artistic director in advertising, formed his own press and produced a huge body of highly political work that is still held in collections around the world. This major retrospective includes a vast range of artworks, prints and artefacts that have never been on public display before, whilst also showcasing the printmaking techniques Piech developed himself, with his actual rollers, linocutting tools and original printing plates on display.

Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms: The Art of Paul Peter Piech at People’s History Museum (PHM), City Centre

1 October 2016–12 February 2017
Free entry