Piper, John: The Geffrye Museum – SOLD


Originally published by the Friends of the Geffrye Museum, this is a vividly colourful, beautifully composed and highly collected limited edition screenprint which rarely becomes available. Numbered 4 of 100, the print is in excellent condition with strong colours and is newly framed in oak.

Located on the Kingsland Road in Hackney, and now known as the Museum of the Home, the Geffrye Museum is housed in Grade I listed almshouses, originally belonging to the Ironmongers’ Company and built in 1714.

We are always interested in buying copies of this print.

More images can be provided on request.

Artist: John Piper (British, 1903-1992)

Title and date: The Geffrye Museum, 1985, (Levinson 379)

Size: 46.2 x 63.3 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.