Bring John Piper home to Henley

We are launching an ambitious crowdfunding project to create a permanent John Piper gallery at the River & Rowing Museum to celebrate this prolific English artist and his extraordinary career.

Donate now to help us give John Piper’s work the home and recognition it deserves.

John Piper (1902-1992) was a major contributor to the artistic landscape of 20th-century Britain. He worked across an extraordinary range of artistic and cultural fields – he was a painter and a printmaker, and designed stained-glass windows, theatre sets and even fireworks. He collaborated with poets, choreographers, ceramicists and composers, including John Betjeman, Benjamin Britten and John Cranko.

Piper spent much of his life at his farmhouse on the edge of Henley-on-Thames, where he built a pottery and a studio large enough to create full-size patterns for stained glass windows.

With your help, we will bring together a collection of this important artist’s work, celebrating his diverse creative output in a new permanent home. The new gallery will give art lovers the opportunity to view works from collections across the country, and explore the connections between Piper and iconic modern British artists, including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson.

Your help will enable us to being John Piper’s work home, to celebrate his work in the landscape that inspired him and to create his first publicly accessible collection. Donate through the Art Happens website and receive your beautiful reward inspired by Piper’s work.

Help us to make it happen!