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John Piper

(1903-1992), Artist and writer

John Egerton Christmas Piper

Sitter in 59 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
After studying at the Royal College of Art, Piper joined the Seven and Five Society. From 1934 he collaborated on the magazine Axis with writer and librettist Myfanwy Evans, whom he married in 1937. He collaborated on books with W.H. Auden and John Betjeman. In 1946 Piper designed the set for Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, and in 1947 became a founding director of the English Opera Group. His publications include Brighton Aquatints (1939), British Romantic Artists (1942), and Buildings and Prospects (1949). He was also commissioned, with Patrick Reyntiens, to produce stained glass for the Baptistery Window of Coventry Cathedral (1962).

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John Piper, by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz - NPG P1235

John Piper

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 12 March 1977
NPG P1235

John Piper, by Franta Belsky - NPG 5966

John Piper

by Franta Belsky
bronze bust, 1987
NPG 5966

John Piper, by Howard Coster - NPG x2083

John Piper

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1946
NPG x2083

John Piper, by Howard Coster - NPG x2082

John Piper

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1946
NPG x2082

John Piper, by Howard Coster - NPG x25847

John Piper

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1946
NPG x25847

Eric John Crozier; Sir Frederick Ashton and John Piper, possibly by Edward Mandinian - NPG x15215

Eric John Crozier; Sir Frederick Ashton and John Piper

possibly by Edward Mandinian
bromide contact print, 1947
NPG x15215

John Piper, by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden) - NPG x125624

John Piper

by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden)
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG x125624

John Piper, by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden) - NPG x125625

John Piper

by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden)
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG x125625

John Piper, by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden) - NPG x125626

John Piper

by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden)
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG x125626

John Piper, by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden) - NPG x125627

John Piper

by Lola Walker (Lola Marsden)
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG x125627

John Piper, by Howard Coster - NPG x2084

John Piper

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1954
NPG x2084

John Piper, by Ida Kar - NPG x129551

John Piper

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x129551

John Piper, by Ida Kar - NPG x129552

John Piper

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x129552

John Piper, by Howard Coster - NPG x2375

John Piper

by Howard Coster
solarised print on wall paper, 1954
NPG x2375

John Piper, by Howard Coster - NPG x2085

John Piper

by Howard Coster
solarised print, 1954
NPG x2085

John Piper, by Ida Kar - NPG x133211

John Piper

by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 1954
NPG x133211

John Piper, by Ida Kar - NPG x31658

John Piper

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x31658

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