6 January 2018

John Piper Primaeval Haunting Surrealism – Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

There is something very exciting about John Piper’s early works at Tate Liverpool.

20 June 2016


Pied Pipers: Artist John Piper And Dealer Robert Frazer – Book Reviews

These books are worth noticing together (even though one of them is in fact a reissue) because of the things they tell one about how the British contemporary art world, as we now know it, came to be the way it is. In many ways one book reflects the other, while at the same time seeming to contradict it. The Art […]

1 December 2015


John Piper Textiles Explored In New Pallant House Exhibition

Pallant House Gallery is to present a new exhibition exploring the fabric designs of the 20th century English painter John Piper. Titled ‘The Fabric of Modernism’, this major exhibition considers for the first time the role of John Piper as an accomplished designer of modern textiles and tapestries. The exhibition, which marks the 50th anniversary of […]

11 August 2015


Tate Asks You Identify John Piper Locations In Photo Archive

Thousands of John Piper’s unpublished photographs From Cornwall to the Isle of Mull are made available on Tate’s website today, many of them of unidentified locations. Piper originally began taking the photographs when he worked with John Betjeman on the Shell County Guides, capturing shots of ruined abbeys, churches, old shop fronts and country inns, often fascinated by […]

24 February 2014


John Piper Collection Bought By National Museum Wales For £1m

A major collection of art, which reflect artist John Piper’s unique vision of Wales, has been acquired on generous terms for Wales’ national art collection. The series of works by Piper,  which largely consist of landscapes of Snowdonia, – the mid-20th century neo-romantic artist – has been purchased from a private individual with links to […]

17 March 2013

John Piper: Effortless Mastery of Composition and Technique

Jack Castle looks at a new London exhibition of John Piper, an artist who is long overdue for reevaluation. John Piper is strangely ageless although he looks old, perhaps partly because fashion began to turn away from him. In the same way that the traditional or canonical route of art history began to bend away […]