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The Art of John Piper. David Fraser Jenkins and Hugh Fowler-Wright

Writing about the entirety of John Piper’s career presents a formidable challenge. It lasted a long time and encompassed a great variety of types of work. Describing it requires a very fine balance between detail and overview. The authors here on the whole make a good job of getting that balance right.

Prunella Clough and John Piper at the Jerwood Gallery

The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings is rapidly becoming one of our favourite places to go.They are on a roll, with super little focussed shows, intelligently making use of their relatively small space to best effect. Prunella Clough’s early work is fascinating; her later work of no interest whatsoever. I don’t know what happened to her. It all looked so promising [Read More…]

John Piper Stained Glass

In St Margaret’s, Westminster yesterday, we noticed the rather subdued modern stained glass in the South Aisle. It turns out that it was put there in 1966 to replace glass destroyed by bombing in the War. Designed by Piper, it was made by that great glass-maker, Patrick Reyntiens.

Scotney and Corsham

The Victorian National Trust house at Scotney was the home of the architectural historian, Christopher Hussey. There are some John Pipers to see (of Cuckmere as well as of the Castle), but a particular treat is to see 2 major works by the portraitist, John Ward, who died in 2007. Christopher Hussey gets the full-length treatment in a magnificent picture; his wife [Read More…]

John Piper at Dorchester-on-Thames

Increasingly it is possible to regard Piper as an extremely important artist of 20th C Britain. This is partly because of the efforts by his supporters to put on a wide variety of shows of his work, enabling the audience for such things to get a much greater perspective on the breadth of his talents than is available for many [Read More…]

Graham Sutherland and John Piper

I caught the quite extensive show of Sutherland at Oxford. There was a deliberate concentration on landscapes, especially of Welsh scenes. The issue was that the extensive output of fairly small pictures of this type did not necessarily represent the finished product. It can be hard to decide whether Sutherland is working through ideas or leaving such works fully formed. Insofar as they [Read More…]

Exhibitions in 2012

Diary starting to fill with next year’s stuff.  John Piper will be having more publicity. “John Piper and the Church” is going to be at Dorchester Abbey from 21st April to 10th June. “John Piper:the Gyselynck Collection” will be at the River and Rowing Museum, Henley from 3rd March to 8th October and “John Piper: The Mountains of Wales” will be [Read More…]

John Piper in Kent and Sussex – Exhibition at the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne curated by Nathaniel Hepburn

Published in the British Art Journal, Volume XII No. 2, Autumn 2011

Book Review: John Piper. Myfanwy Piper

ublished in the British Art Journal, X, 2, Winter 2009

Exhibition Review: John Piper in the 1930s. ‘Abstraction on the Beach’.

Published in the British Art Journal, IV, 2, Summer 2003