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JOHN PIPER

Major show of Surrey-born painter, printmaker and stained glass designer John Piper has just opened at Tatel Liverpool

John Piper (1903–92) is one of the most significant British artists of the 20th century. Renowned for his powerful and romantic paintings of his native landscape, he worked across an extraordinary range of artistic disciplines including designs for stained glass and theatre.

The Tate Modern exhibition aims to offer a new perspective on Piper’s depictions of natural and urban environments. The show highlights the artist’s pivotal role in the development of modern art in Britain, by placing him alongside the likes of Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, among others. 

The exhibition also brings early native art forms including medieval stained glass windows into dialogue with European modernism, demonstrating how these informed the work of John Piper.

John Piper
Tate Liverpool
17 November 2017 – 18 March 2018