john piper 1903 - 1992
born in Epsom, Surrey. He began by studying law in
father's firm and writing poetry and went on to study
at Richmond School of Art and the RCA. During the 1930's
he abandoned abstract art for a more romantic portrayal
of buildings and places. It is this British Romanticism for
which Piper has become renowned. He painted the after
effects of war on England's architectural heritage as part
of Recording Britain.
His work is linked to his friendships with the Sitwells,
Benjamin Britten and John Betjeman. Piper's diverse talent
is shown in his painting, book illustration and design,
textiles, ceramics and of course the stained glass of
John Piper has been widely exhibited in England as well
as abroad. In 1983 the Tate Gallery showed a retrospective
of his work.
scarce John Piper design for Snape Maltings, silk scarf,
pair of Sanderson fabric curtains designed by John Piper
Pair of lined curtains with original screenprinted design by John Piper, for Sandersons,
entitled Chiesa della Salute, 1960, c.112cms. (w) x 156cms. (l)
(some discolouration to lining only)
King Penguin 1st edition 1950
contains 16 full page colour illustrations by John Piper p.o.a.
Postcards of Romney Marsh Churches
after watercolours by John Piper (private collections)
pack of 10 colour postcards ( 7 exteriors and 3 interiors ) £5 per pack
english writers, artists & the imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper
by Alexandra Harris
John Piper Ceramics,
1982 exhibition catalogue, c. 20pp b&w photo illus. pb.
John Piper in the Design series of books, published 2013
hb. fully illustrated
NEW publication summer 2016
The Art of John Piper,
by David F Jenkins and Hugh Fowler-Wright,
covering entire career, foreward by grandson Luke,
lavish, comprehensive and fully illustrated 472pp. hb.
NEW - limited edition prints - edition of 850 ( available to order ) £180 each