Piper, John: St David’s, Dyfed

£2,500.00

An iconic limited edition screenprint of this magical location numbered 71 of 100, framed.

Situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, St Davids, or Dewisland, is surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery renowned for its beauty and abundant wildlife. A tiny cathedral city, no bigger than a village, it was built on the site of the monastery founded by St David (Dewi Sant) in the 6th Century. City status was granted by HM the Queen on 1st June 1995.

More images can be provided on request.


Artist: John Piper (British, 1903-1992), signed.


Title and date: St David’s, Dyfed, 1982, (Levinson 340)


Size: 57.3 x 77.7 cms.


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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.