FAR AND WIDE
A John Piper retrospective is testament to the artist’s expansive genius
john Piper spent much of his childhood exploring and drawing churches and monuments, an early passion that developed into a career as one of Britain’s leading modern artists. A major exhibition at Tate Liverpool brings together more than 40 of Piper’s landscapes, and examines his influence on contemporary art in this country from the 1930s until his death in 1992. He worked in a famously diverse array of media; from paintings and collages to stained-glass windows and stage sets, this show is a tribute to the sheer scope of Piper’s genius. cg ‘John Piper’ is at Tate Liverpool (www.tate.org.uk) from 17 November to 18 March 2018.
john piper’s nursery frieze ii (1936). below right: his houses in surrey (1928)
a selection of dishes from joe allen (left) and simpson’s in the strand (below and bottom left)