Anna asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

Any interesting facts on John Piper the artist?

I have an art project and none of the actual browsers are working so I can't just type it in so if you have anything interesting please share! :)

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    Hi! Here is some information...

    John Egerton Christmas Piper CH (13 December 1903 – 28 June 1992)

    was a 20th-century English painter and printmaker.

    For much of his life he lived at Fawley Bottom in

    Buckinghamshire, near Henley-on-Thames.

    As a child, John Piper lived in Epsom which was,

    in those days, in the countryside. He would go

    exploring on his bike, and would draw and paint

    pictures of old churches and monuments on the

    way. He started making his own guide books at

    a young age, complete with pictures and information.

    When it came to finishing at Epsom College, Piper

    wanted to go to art school, to study to become an

    artist. However, Piper's father Charles disagreed,

    and wanted him to be a solicitor like himself. They

    formed an agreement that John Piper would work

    for his father in London for three years, and then

    could pursue whatever career he chose. However,

    John failed the law exams. Charles Piper died soon

    after, so John was free to become an artist. His work

    often focused on the British landscape, especially

    churches.

    John Piper is best known, as a war artist, for his

    paintings of bombed buildings. Piper was appointed

    an official war artist in World War II from 1940-1942.

    You can read much more about him here....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Piper_%28artist%...

    http://www.historytoday.com/frances-spalding/john-...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookrevie...

    http://www.recentacquisitions.com/view_article.php...

    I hope this helps!

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    4 years ago

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    5 years ago

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    6 years ago

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    5 years ago

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