Piper, John: Windsor Castle


A machine-made lithograph in the Penguin Prints series of reproductions by notable artists mounted in large format folders containing information about the artist and the artwork. The choice of artworks was made by Kenneth Clark then Professor of Fine Art at Oxford University. Only 11 were produced beginning with PR1 in December 1948 and ending with PR11 in April 1952, this is PR3 produced in 1948.

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Artist: John Piper (British, 1903-1992), signed in the plate

Title and date: Windsor Castle, 1948, (Levinson 67)

Size: 26.7 x 36.9 cms framed.


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.