Piper, John: Gedney, Lincolnshire – Available Shortly

£1,000.00

A lithograph from the ‘Retrospect of Churches’ suite, signed and numbered 61 of 70. There are many unsigned printer’s proof copies available but this is both signed and numbered from the limited edition. This print is undergoing professional paper conservation and will be available shortly.

More images can be provided on request.


Artist: John Piper (British, 1903-1992)


Title and date: Gedney, Lincolnshire: a Tower in the Fens, 1964, (Levinson 139)


Size: 77.2 x 51.5 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.