Piper, John: The Visitation – SOLD
An intriguing limited edition lithograph, recently framed to complement the green hue of the image, numbered 79 of 90. It was designed as part of a portfolio honouring the 1975 Holy Year.
More images can be provided on request.
Artist: John Piper (British, 1903-1992), signed and inscribed in pencil in the margin
Title and date: The Visitation, 1975, (Levinson 253)
Size: 51.5 x 42.0 cms unframed.
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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.