Location: People’s History Museum, Manchester
Paul Peter Piech was an artist, humanitarian and campaigner. Born in New York in 1920, 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.
Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms. The Art of Paul Peter Piech at the People’s History Museum, 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 also includes a large display of books produced by the Taurus Press, which Piech founded in 1959.
Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages