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Title on reverse:
Brixworth 18. VII. 85 (Northants)
Watercolour/ Mixed media
Signed and Framed
Image Size W 42 x H 59 cm
John Piper (1903-1992)
Famous for his romantic landscapes, views of ruined churches, stately homes andcastles, John Piper is considered to be one of the most significant British artists of the 20th Century.
He was an English painter, printmaker and designer of stained-glass windows and both opera and theatre sets. His work often focused on the British landscape,especially churches and monuments, and included tapestry designs, book jackets screen-prints, photography, fabrics and ceramics.
He was educated at Epsom College and trained at the Richmond School of Art followed by the Royal College of Art in London. He turned from abstraction early in his career, concentrating on a more naturalistic but distinctive approach, but often worked in several different styles throughout his career. In the early 1930s Piper exhibited with the London Group and became secretary of the Seven and Five Society which included Henry Moore, Ivon Hitchens, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. In 1944 he was appointed Official War Artist