Michael Peel (b.1940 – d.2017). Michael Peel exhibited widely in the UK and abroad.
His poster interventions had their antecedents and influences in the visual and conceptual languages of John Heartfield and Hannah Hoch along with the writings of Marshall McLuhan; the idealism of the post war period; the hedonism of 1960’s; the hardened realities of the political and social upheavals of the 1970’s to 90’s; and the dawn of the informational age. Later work explored ideas of chaos, uncertainty and insecurity.
Teaching was an important extension of Peel’s practice. His unique approach to a subject that had long been seen simply as a technical or craft based activity, helped redefine the role of print within artistic practice.