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Piper, John: Florence Relief Landscape

£1,250.00 £950.00

John Piper’s output was prolific including book jackets, ceramics, fabrics and theatre sets but designing fireworks displays is one of his less well known skills. It’s hard not to see that influence in this exuberant limited edition lithograph ‘Florence Relief Landscape’, printed in yellow and black, and numbered 24/50, a relatively short run for Piper’s prints.

More images can be provided on request.


Artist: John Piper (British, 1903-1992), signed and inscribed in pencil in the margin


Title and date: Florence Relief Landscape, 1967, (Levinson 184)


Size: 43.5 x 62.0 cms, framed.


Description

Artist description:

Born in Epsom, John Egerton Christmas Piper studied at Richmond School of Art and the Royal College of Art from 1926-8. In the mid 1930a, after a visit to Paris, he turned to abstraction. He became a member of the London Group in 1933 and the ‘Seven and Five’ group in 1934-5. During this period he became friends with Oliver Simon of the Curwen Press and his interest in lithography and print making grew. During the Second World War, Piper was appointed as an official war artist recording the effects of the blitz on Britain’s buildings. After the war, he became a Trustee of the Tate and National Galleries and in 1959 he became a member of the Royal Fine Art Commission. Piper is best known for his extensive studies of British architecture and landscape in oil, watercolour and print, and for his photography, stained glass, ceramics, fabric design, murals, stage sets and costume design. His work is held in many Museums and Galleries.