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John Piper - Click here to view available works.

British, 1903 - 1992John Piper

Born in Epsom, Piper was a prolific prints maker: beginning with four wood engravings in circa 1923, he went on to produce aquatints in the 1930s and 40s, such as the Brighton Aquatints of 1939. His early work shows the influence of other artists such as Bawden, and later, Griggs and Sutherland. Piper is perhaps best known for his evocative depictions of Welsh landscapes and ruins, demonstrated by his lithographic illustrations to Betjeman's 'English, Scottish and Welsh Lanscape' of 1944. Using lithography, screenprinting and aquatint, Piper produced over 250 prints after 1955 and also founded Contemporary Lithographs with Robert Wellington, who published some of his work.

Right: photograph of Piper working on the lithograph Canterbury Cathedral, 1956