Sunflowers at Marignac

John Piper (1903 - 1992)

Lithograph

1956

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  • 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
    Sunflowers at Marignac
    Date
    1956
    Medium
    Lithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Zwemmer Gallery, July 1959
    Inscription
    below image: 70/75 / John Piper
    GAC number
    4981