John Piper in Kent & Sussex

John Piper, Dead Resort, Kemptown, 1939. Leeds Museums & Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) / The Bridgeman Art Library / © Estate of John Piper

£5.50 / £4 concession / under 16s free

John Piper (1903 – 1992) stood out amongst 20th century British artists for his appreciation of the British landscape.

He found particular inspiration in the landscape of Sussex and Kent. His love for the area began early in life, when he cycled its lanes with his sketchbook as a teenage boy.

The works on show include both much loved masterpieces and hidden treasures. Many of the works have been borrowed from private collections for the first time.

Piper is well known for his painting, printing and collage. This exhibition also features stage design, costume design and travel guides, as well as tapestry and stained glass.

The theme allows the range and versatility of Piper’s art from the 1920s to the 1980s to shine forth.

Piper and the music of Benjamin Britten

As a set designer for opera, John Piper worked closely with Benjamin Britten. Find out
more about Piper’s collaboration with Britten at our upcoming event Piper and Tune.

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