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

Coventry Cathedral.

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
c.1962 sold

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.

john piper postcards

john piper postcard

john piper romney marsh postcard john piper postcard

john piper postcard

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


Romantic Moderns

Romantic Moderns
english writers, artists & the imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper
by Alexandra Harris

John Piper ceramics

John Piper Ceramics,
1982 exhibition catalogue, c. 20pp b&w photo illus. pb.

John Piper book

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

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