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11 Feb 2012

John Piper in Cardiff

John Piper: The Mountains of Wales Paintings and Drawings from a Private Collection, National Museum Cardiff, 11 February – 13 May

book cover, detail of semi-abstract mountain landscape by Piper
Cover of the exhibition catalogue by Melissa Munro and David Fraser Jenkins (Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum of Wales, 2012)

“John Piper is a major figure in British art of the twentieth century. His work encompasses portraiture, landscape, architectural studies, still life, ceramics and design for stained glass and tapestry. Piper’s interest in landscape and architecture extended to all areas of Britain, including Snowdonia.

This exhibition examines the Snowdonia works by John Piper from a private collection. The mountains of North Wales provided a great source of inspiration to Piper from the early 1940s to the mid-1950s, during which time he rented two cottages, Pentre and Bodesi, in the Snowdonia area. Using these as a base, he travelled round this glacial landscape, capturing the rugged beauty of the mountains.” (see here)

John Piper at Blenheim Palace

“John Piper at Blenheim Palace” held at Blenheim Palace, 11 February – 9 April

Exhibition catalogue, published by Blenheim Estate Office