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John Piper (1903 - 1992)

John Egerton Christmas Piper( 1903 – 1992) was an English painter, printmaker and designer of stained-glass windows, opera and theatre sets.

He was born in Epsom and educated at Epsom College and his art training began at the Richmond School of Art followed by the Royal College of Art in London.

His early exhibitions featured abstract work as well as more recognisable landscapes and architectural studies. During the second world war he became an official war artist and produced many paintings of ruined churches and other sites.

As well as a painting, Piper experimented with different forms of printmaking from early on in his career. Most of his work shares a common theme of the British countryside and cities with a strong emphasis on the architecture.

John Piper’s work is held in many collections around the UK and further afield.