John Piper: A Very British Artist
New for Spring 2019! This season, the gallery is showcasing pieces from Piper’s ‘Eye & Camera’ series.
John Piper is one of Britain’s most prolific and versatile artists of the 20th Century. The Museum’s gallery features works from private and public collections, many on display for the first time, which demonstrate Piper’s outstanding ability to diversify from paintings and drawings to stained glass and ceramics.
This spring the gallery will be shining a spotlight on Piper’s best-known series of figure works, Eye & Camera. In the 1960s and 70s photography was looked down on by many in the art establishment. Piper went against the grain and developed this remarkable series of experimental works featuring a semi naked woman, his wife Myfanwy, which were a combination of his own photography, drawing and collage that formed the basis for screen-prints.
New artworks on display include an original design drawing for Piper’s ‘Glyders’ textile and an artist’s proof of Inglesham Church.