Slopes of the Glyders, Wales

John Piper (1903 - 1992)

Oil on canvas board

c.1943

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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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    Title
    Slopes of the Glyders, Wales
    Date
    c.1943
    Medium
    Oil on canvas board
    Dimensions
    height: 70.00 cm, width: 90.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, April 1963
    Inscription
    br: John Piper
    Provenance
    Collection of Mrs P. Watson; from whom purchased by Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in May 1963
    GAC number
    6051