St. James the Less, Westminster, by G. E. Street

John Piper (1903 - 1992)

Lithograph

1963-1964

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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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    Places
    England, London
    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph
  • Details
    Title
    St. James the Less, Westminster, by G. E. Street
    Date
    1963-1964
    Medium
    Lithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Marlborough Fine Art, March 1967
    Inscription
    below image: 39/70 / John Piper
    GAC number
    7598