Piper, John: Saint Nicholas, Alcester – SOLD


A vibrant and colourful limited edition screenprint, numbered 76 of 100, depicting the Parish Church in this picturesque Warwickshire town.

Although a church has been on this site since the 12th century, the screenprint captures the 14th century tower which is the oldest part of the building. There are Victorian and 20th century stained glass windows, and many other historical features. Surrounding the church is its beautiful churchyard, a calm green space in busy the town centre.

More images can be provided on request.

Artist: John Piper (British, 1903-1992)

Title and date: Saint Nicholas, Alcester, 1986, (Levinson 383)

Size: 50.5 x 65.5 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 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.