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John Piper

Easton, Portland, Dorset: St George Reforne, and 18th-century church among the quarries (Levinson 137), 1964

Lithograph
23 3/10 × 32 in
59.2 × 81.2 cm
Edition of 70
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signed in pencil, from the edition of 70, on Crisbrook Waterleaf wove paper, as included in 'A …

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signed in pencil, from the edition of 70, on Crisbrook Waterleaf wove paper, as included in 'A Retrospect of Churches, printed by the Curwen Studio, London, published by Marlborough Graphics, London, with full margins, sheet 592 x 812mm (23 1/4 x 32in) (framed)

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John Piper
British, 1903–1992
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After a career spanning the 20th century, British artist John Piper is recognized for his mastery in painting landscapes and architecture. During WWI, Piper was inspired by artists of the avant-garde like his friend Alexander Calder, though the conclusion of the war provoked a move to representational subjects and inclusion in the Seven and Five Society (dedicated to a “return to order” in post-war art). WWII was also of great impact to Piper's work—selected as the official war artist, he depicted the ruins of the England, employing his aptitude for depicting landscapes and imperial homes to portray the loss and aftermath of bombings. Often painting at night with buildings still ablaze, Piper created impassioned representations of the wartime atmosphere, defining a romantic perspective of architecture and topography engrained in his work thereafter.

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signed in pencil, from the edition of 70, on Crisbrook Waterleaf wove paper, as included in 'A …

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signed in pencil, from the edition of 70, on Crisbrook Waterleaf wove paper, as included in 'A Retrospect of Churches, printed by the Curwen Studio, London, published by Marlborough Graphics, London, with full margins, sheet 592 x 812mm (23 1/4 x 32in) (framed)

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John Piper
British, 1903–1992
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After a career spanning the 20th century, British artist John Piper is recognized for his mastery in painting landscapes and architecture. During WWI, Piper was inspired by artists of the avant-garde like his friend Alexander Calder, though the conclusion of the war provoked a move to representational subjects and inclusion in the Seven and Five Society (dedicated to a “return to order” in post-war art). WWII was also of great impact to Piper's work—selected as the official war artist, he depicted the ruins of the England, employing his aptitude for depicting landscapes and imperial homes to portray the loss and aftermath of bombings. Often painting at night with buildings still ablaze, Piper created impassioned representations of the wartime atmosphere, defining a romantic perspective of architecture and topography engrained in his work thereafter.

John Piper

Easton, Portland, Dorset: St George Reforne, and 18th-century church among the quarries (Levinson 137), 1964

Lithograph
23 3/10 × 32 in
59.2 × 81.2 cm
Edition of 70
Bidding closed
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