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John Piper

Tate Liverpool

17 Nov 2017 - 18 Mar 2018

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. For the first time, this exhibition 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. By doing this the exhibition will illuminate Piper’s transition from representation to abstraction. 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. Find out more about the John Piper exhibition from Tate Liverpool’s website.

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Abstract I (1935), John Piper. © Tate

Abstract I (1935), John Piper. © Tate

Beach with Starfish (c. 1933–34), John Piper. © The Piper Estate

Beach with Starfish (c. 1933–34), John Piper. © The Piper Estate

Construction (1934), John Piper. © The Piper Estate

Construction (1934), John Piper. © The Piper Estate

Harbour Scene, Newhaven (1936–37), John Piper. © The Piper Estate / DACS 2017. Image courtesy: Private Collection

Harbour Scene, Newhaven (1936–37), John Piper. © The Piper Estate / DACS 2017. Image courtesy: private collection

Painting (1935), John Piper. © The Piper Estate / DACS 2017. © National Museum of Wales

Painting (1935), John Piper. © The Piper Estate / DACS 2017. © National Museum of Wales

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