Artists
John Piper

* * Bohun Gallery is delighted to confirm a SOLO SHOW entitled 'John Piper: A Very English Artist' opening May 2018. To receive further details, please contact the gallery directly. * *John Piper was born in 1903. The son of a successful London solicitor, he studied law until the age of twenty-three when his father died, and in 1926 he began his long artistic career, first at the Richmond School of Art and then under Sir William Rothenstein at the Royal College of Art.

From 1926 to 1940 John Piper supplemented his income by reviewing art, books and plays and began to make a reputation by illustrating his articles for the Architectural Review with his own drawings. During this time, he was active with his paintings and in the years from 1939 to 1940 they began to sell. In 1940, John Piper was appointed an official war artist.

In 1941 he produced the first series of drawings of Windsor Castle for H.M. The Queen, the late Queen Mother, and his work became increasingly prized and sought after.

After the war and in the 1950's John Piper was a Trustee of the Tate Gallery and, later, of the National Gallery and a member of the Arts Council Art Panel. In 1959 for nineteen years he became a member of the Royal Fine Art Commission and in 1971 he was appointed a Companion of Honour in recognition of his services to art. From 1937 he worked and lived at his studio farmhouse in Oxfordshire with his wife Myfanway.

Apart from his paintings and graphics John Piper is also well known for his stained glass windows for the new Coventry Cathedral, the windows for Eton College Chapel and in collaboration with Patrick Reyntiens for Liverpool's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

From 1940 John Piper held many solo exhibitions and his works are exhibited in galleries throughout the world, from the Tate Gallery, London to the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

John Piper worked in the graphics field for many years, having started Contemporary Lithographs in 1936 in co-operation with Robert Wellington and the Curwen and Baynard Press. In 1964, Marlborough published twenty-four original lithographs called "A Retrospective of Churches" which is one of his best known suites of graphics.
In 1983 the Tate Gallery held a retrospective of John Piper's work to celebrate his eightieth birthday. The Bohun Gallery has long been associated with John Piper, and continues to exhibit his work on a regular basis.

To read Burlington Magazine's review of Bohun Gallery's 2014 John Piper exhibition Click Here

John Piper and the Church
21st April - 10th June 2012
www.johnpiperandthechurch.co.uk To view a clip of the exhibition:
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'John Piper and the Church' was an important loan exhibition of paintings, stained glass and tapestry designs, drawings and ecclesiastical vestments. Curated by Patricia Jordan Evans, Director of Bohun Gallery, on behalf of the Friends of Dorchester Abbey as a celebration of HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Please contact the Bohun Gallery for a copy of the catalogue.

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A Study for the Risen Christ in the House at Emmaus VERSO: Welsh Chapel, Trefach, 1958

Oil on canvas
24 x 20 ins



A VERSO: Capel Seion, Trefach, 1953

Oil on canvas
20 x 24 ins



Aberfan, 1962

Mixed media on paper
8¾ x 13½ ins



Alpilles, 1989

Etching & aquatint, ed. of 70
16 x 24¼ ins



Anglesey Beach, 1963

Lithograph
22 x 17.5 ins



Arbroath Abbey, 1988

Silkscreen
15¾ x 22 ins



Arundel, 1961

Screenprinted Sanderlin textile
19 x 48 ins



Baylham, Suffolk, 1966

Mixed media on paper
14.5 x 21 ins



Blenheim Gates, 1956

Screenprinted cotton
15½ x 20½ ins



Blue Hydrangea, 1990

Silkscreen, ed. of 70
16 x 21½ ins



Brittany Beach, 1961

Mixed media & collage
22 x 29½ ins



Brixworth, 1985

Mixed media on paper
23½ x 16¾ ins



Buckden in a Storm, 1977

Silkscreen, limited ed. of 100
22.5 x 33.5 ins



Ceres and Proserpine, 1990

Silkscreen, ed. of 70
16½ x 21¾ ins



Chancel of St Michael and All Angels, Moccas, c1952

Mixed media on paper
20¾ x 14 ins



Chiesa della Salute, 1960

Screenprinted Sanderlin textile
18 x 25 ins



Clytha Castle, 1976

Lithograph, ed. of 90
10 x 15 ins



Clytha Castle Triptych, 1981

Silkscreen, ed. of 70
28.7 x 23.25 ins



Corton Church, Suffolk, 1971

Silkscreen, ed. of 75
19 x 27½ ins



Coventry Cathedral Cartoon (B118), 1959

Mixed media & collage
52 x 29 ins



Coventry Cathedral Cartoon (B37), 1959

Mixed media on paper
51 x 30ins



Dahlias and Ferns, 1987

Etching, ed. of 100
16 x 21.75 ins



Duchene Fountain, Blenheim, 1989

Screenprint
23.5 x 16.5 ins



Florence Relief, 1967

Lithograph, ed. of 50 (stamped)
18.5 x 25.7 ins



Flowers in a Black Pot, 1988

Etching & Aquatint, ed. of 100
21.75 x 15.75



Foliate Head, 1976

Lithograph, ed. of 90
15 x 10 ins



Foliate Head, frieze, 1983

Screenprint
14 x 45 ins



Foliate Heads, 1954

Screenprinted cotton
18½ x 27¼ ins



Kent's Praeneste, Rousham

Mixed media & collage
15 x 23½ ins



Lewknor, 1964

Mixed media & collage
19¾ x 27½ ins



Llan y Blodwell, Shropshire, 1964

Lithograph
25.98 x 17.72 ins



Moreton Corbet, 1976

Silkscreen, ed. of 70
18 x 39 ins



Mosaic dining table, circa 1960, 1958c

Mosaic tiles on a steel table frame
30 x 72 x 30 ins



Near Venice, 1960

Mixed media on paper
13¼ x 20¾ ins



Northern Cathedral, 1962

Screenprinted Sanderlin textile
19 x 46 ins



Nursery Frieze II, 1936

Autolithograph
18 x 47 ins



Pembrokeshire, 1966c

Mixed media on paper
9½ x 13½ ins



Piper in Print: Exemplary Copy, 2010

Exemplary hand-bound book, ed. of 10




Prometheus, 1954

Autolithograph
8½ x 5¾ ins



Ruin on the Way to Meidrim, Carmarthenshire, 1980c

Mixed media on paper
14.75 x 22 ins



Snargate, Romney Marsh, 1982

Mixed media on paper
14.5 x 21.5 ins



St Amand-de-Coly, Dordogne, 1968

Screenprint
22¾ x 30½ ins



St Anne's, Limehouse, 1964

Lithograph, edition of 70
28 x 19 ins



Stones of Bath, 1962

Screenprinted Sanderlin textile
18½ x 47 ins



Stowe, 1983

First Edition Book, ed. of 300




Stowe Triptych, 1986

Silkscreen, ed. of 70
24 x 21¼ ins



Study for Death in Venice, c1972

Mixed media on paper
14½ x 22½ ins



Sunflowers at Marignac, 1956

Lithograph, ed. of 75
16½ x 22 ins



The Forum, Rome, 1962

Mixed media on paper
9½ x 13¾ ins



The Quest, 1979

Silkscreen, limited ed. of 100
18 x 27 ins



The Seasons: Autumn, 1981

Etching, ed. of 100
15¾ x 12½ ins



The Seasons: Summer, 1981

Etching, ed. of 100
15¾ x 12½ ins



Valle Crucis Abbey, Nr Llangollen, 1940

Mixed media on paper
15½ x 20½ ins



Vezelay Tympanum, 1970

Mixed media on paper
22 x 30½ ins



Walsoken, Norfolk, 1985

Silkscreen, ed. of 70
19¾ x 26 ins



Westminster School II, 1961

Lithograph, ed. of 100
22.5 x 32 ins



Wigmore Abbey Gateway, 1981

Silkscreen, ed. of 70
22 x 31 ins



Yellow Flowers, 1987

Etching & aquatint, ed. of 100
16 x 21.5 ins



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