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Signed, inscribed and dated '19/20 v 76' (lower left)

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.

Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
John Piper: An Architectural PioneerBeaux Arts London
2017
Two Decades – British Printmaking in the 1960s and 1970sMarlborough London
John PiperTate Liverpool
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St Martin's Church, Litchborough, 1976

Mixed media
16 3/4 × 22 1/2 in
42.5 × 57.2 cm
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£22,000
Location
London
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Please note the price of this work is subject to Artist's Resale Right

Medium
Signature
Signed, inscribed and dated '19/20 v 76' (lower left)

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.

Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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