Piper, John: Stones of Bath (green)
Artist: John Piper (1903 – 1992)
Title and date: Stones of Bath, 1962
Size: 53 x 123 cms.
Description: This stunning screenprinted ‘Sanderlin’ cotton fabric was one of 5 designs commissioned from John Piper as part of the Arthur Sanderson and Company centenary celebrations in 1960, and manufactured from 1962. Using 19 colours, far more than conventional screenprints on paper, the semi-abstract design was based on the architectural features of the city, how many can you spot?
This design is seldom found in such excellent condition and has been expertly mounted, glazed and framed, we also have it available in the blue colourway: http://fiftiesart.com/product/piper-john-stones-of-bath-blue/
More images can be provided on request.
Born at Epsom, he studied at Richmond School of Art and the Royal College of Art, 1926-8. From 1928 to 1933 he wrote art criticism for the Listener and the Nation and was among the first to recognise such contemporaries as William Coldstream, Ivon Hitchens, Victor Pasmore and Ceri Richards. In the Second World War, Piper became a war artist; he was a trustee of the Tate Gallery, a member of the Arts Council and a member of the Royal Fine Art Commission. John Piper is known for his extensive studies of British architecture and landscape in oil, watercolour and print, for his stained glass and tapestry, and for a wide variety of work in media ranging from ceramics to photography. His work is held in many Museums and Galleries.