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John Piper (1903-1992), Artist and writer

John Egerton Christmas Piper

Sitter in 58 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Piper studied at the Royal College of Art before joining the Seven and Five Society. From 1934 he collaborated on the magazine Axis with writer and librettist Myfanwy Evans, whom he married in 1937. Piper gained prominence for his representational style, designing sets for theatre, ballet and opera. 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. He went on to design most of Britten's stage works, including three operas for which his wife Myfanwy was librettist. Piper's publications include Brighton Aquatints (1939) and Buildings and Prospects (1949).

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6545

John Piper

by Margaret MacGregor ('Peggy') Angus
pencil, crayon and wash, 1937
NPG 6545

4529(268)

John Piper

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(268)

4529(267)

John Piper

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(267)

4529(269)

John Piper

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1952 or before
NPG 4529(269)

P797(38)

John Piper

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 October 1963
NPG P797(38)

P717(12)

John Piper

by John Swannell
Iris print, 1977
NPG P717(12)

P1235

John Piper

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

5966

John Piper

by Franta Belsky
bronze bust, 1987
NPG 5966

x2083

John Piper

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1946
NPG x2083

x2082

John Piper

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1946
NPG x2082

x25847

John Piper

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

x15215

Eric John Crozier; Sir Frederick Ashton and John Piper

possibly by Edward Mandinian
bromide contact print, 1947
NPG x15215

x125624

John Piper

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

x125625

John Piper

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

x125626

John Piper

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

x125627

John Piper

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

x184034

John Piper

by Jitendra Arya, for Camera Press
vintage print, 1953
NPG x184034

x2084

John Piper

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1954
NPG x2084