John Piper

John Piper, LG (1903-1992)

was known internationally as a painter and printmaker of architectural subjects, landscapes and abstracts; designer of stained-glass windows and for the theatre. He also wrote and illustrated a number of books. Piper was born at Epsom in Surrey. He studied at the Richmond and Kingston Schools of Art, and at the Royal College of Art 1928-29. Elected a member of the London Group 1933 and of the 7 and 5 Society 1934-35. At this time he painted abstract compositions but by 1938 had reverted to representational painting, especially architectural subjects mainly churches and grand buildings. His first solo show was held in 1938 at the London Gallery and from 1940 he had a number of shows at The Leicester Galleries of London W1. Official war artist 1940-42. He exhibited internationally and is represented in many public collections. Retrospectives took place at Museum of Modern Art Oxford 1979 and at The Tate Gallery 1983. He lived at Fawley Bottom, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

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