Piper, John: Sunningwell, Oxfordshire – SOLD


A dynamic and vividly colourful screenprint, numbered 29 of only 70, framed.

The parish church of St Leonard is a Grade II* listed building in the village of Sunningwell, Oxfordshire. It was first recorded in 1246 and the nave and parts of the chancel date from this time. Further additions were made in the late 13th or early 14th centuries and in the late 15th century. It was restored in 1877 under the direction of JP Seddon, a friend of William Morris, who designed the stained glass in the east window.

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Artist: John Piper (British, 1903-1992)

Title and date: Sunningwell, Oxfordshire, 1985, (Levinson 377)

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 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.