Peter’s landscape legacy continues a decade later

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The largest Peter Brook exhibition ever staged by AC Gallery, Huddersfield, has opened.

It is the 10th annual exhibition held by the gallery, which is also using the event entitled “Drawing a Silent Pennine Valley”, to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Now seen as “highly collectable”, Peter Brook’s work is held in the Tate Gallery as well as in collections around the UK and abroad.

The Yorkshire born Hollywood actor James Mason was a big collector of Peter’s work, buying over 20 paintings which he hung in his home in Switzerland. Other celebrities also collected Peter’s paintings, and his following continues to grow to this day.

AC Gallery has been Peter’s publishers for over 10 years.

Owner Mike Baggs said of the exhibition: “Peter Brook has an incredible following. Such was the legacy of work he left when he passed away that his popularity has increased year after year. His paintings really connect with people, whether they are buying a small print for themselves or as a gift, or an original painting, people genuinely fall in love with the work.

“Peter’s work is unique - there is nothing else like it - and that makes it very special.

“For us this exhibition has a lot of meaning – it is 10 years since we held our first dedicated exhibition for Peter, and he used to attend the preview evenings right up until the year he passed away.

“People came from far and wide to meet him and see the work and they still come in their droves now.”

The exhibition continues until October 12.