John Piper

British, b.1903, d.1992

Stone Wall, Anglesey

  • Presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
  • Reproduced with permission
  • Lithograph
  • 507 x 635mm
  • 94/259
  • c. 1949

Anglesey is an island off the north coast of Wales and it was one of John Piper’s favourite places. He produced numerous works relating to the island’s landscape. Piper was a prolific printmaker and produced over 350 prints during his career. He studied at the Royal College of Art from 1928 to 1929 and between 1934 and 1935 was a member of the 7 and 5 Society, a group of progressive British artists. During the 1930s Piper’s work tended to be abstract but by 1938 his style had become more representational. He continued to produce prints alongside his painting until the end of his career.