Architectural Fantasy

Les Ateliers Pinton
John Piper (1903 - 1992)

Aubusson wool tapestry

1975

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  • About the work
  • About the artist
    John Piper was born in Epsom, Surrey and worked in his father’s solicitors’ firm until 1926. He later studied art in Richmond and London. Meeting Braque in Paris inspired him to make abstract art and to exhibit with the Seven and Five Society (1934–35). In 1935 Piper collaborated with Myfanwy Evans (later, his wife) on the pioneering review, ‘Axis’. He abandoned abstract art for Neo-Romanticism and during the Second World War, as an Official War Artist, he recorded bomb-devastated buildings of England’s disappearing architectural heritage. A versatile artist, Piper made book illustrations, theatre designs, ceramics, stained-glass and textiles. Retrospectives were held at the Museum of Modern Art (Oxford, 1973) and the Tate (1983–84).
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  • Details
    Title
    Architectural Fantasy
    Date
    1975
    Medium
    Aubusson wool tapestry
    Dimensions
    height: 234.00 cm, width: 450.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from the Overseas Estate Department, August 1982
    Inscription
    br: John Piper [+ Pinton monogram]
    GAC number
    16079