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Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi – Woodblock Print by Leopold Waechtler

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi surrounded by Children

Two color woodblock engraving of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi by the German artist Leopold Wächtler (1896 Penig – 1961 Leipzig).

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi ( 1746 – 1827) was famous pedagogue and an innovative educational reformer.  His motto was “Learning by head, hand and heart”. He is responsible for almost completely ending illiteracy in 18th-century Switzerland.  He was deeply influenced by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the ideas of the Romantic movement.

Dimensions: 17 X 24 cm