Piper, John: Locmariaquer, Brittany – SOLD


A framed and signed proof copy of this lovely lithograph capturing the village and seaside resort of Locmariaquer located on the coast of the Gulf of Morbihan, south of Auray in the Brittany region of western France. This is one of the later prints John Piper produced at the close of his long and very productive career.

More images can be provided on request.

Artist: John Piper (British, 1903-1992)

Title and date: Locmariaquer, Brittany, 1990, (Levinson 426 – Levinson describes the print as an ‘etching and aquatint’ but we’re convinced it’s a lithograph)

Size: 41.0 x 61.5 cms.

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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 1930s, 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.