Lech Walesa, two pieces in homage

I have long been an admirer of Lech Walesa.  He was the head of Solidarity, having come to that position by way of his willingness to speak up for his fellow workers and take the jail time, periods of unemployment and other consequences.  He was a father and a husband, so his actions were not easy for him nor for his wife and family.  They helped develop Solidarity into a political movement with 9.5 million members at its peak, after having become the first non-government controlled trade union in the Soviet bloc.  Solidarity helped bring down not only the Polish communist regime but helped bring about the fall of the Soviet Union.  Lech maintains an office at the Solidarity Museum and at 72 still comes to work there.

Lech as a Young Man, pen and ink, 20×20 cm, 8×8″
Lech Now, watercolor, , 20×20 cm, 8×8″



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