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John Piper: A Very British Artist at River & Rowing Museum

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Mill Meadows
Henley On Thames

Tel: +44 01491 415642

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John Piper: A Very British Artist at River & Rowing Museum

New for autumn 2017! This autumn, the gallery will be focussing on Piper’s collaborative work with Benjamin Britten.

John Piper is one of Britain’s most prolific and versatile artists of the 20th Century.  Appointed by Kenneth Clarke to be an official War Artist during the Second World War, the Museum’s gallery demonstrates Piper’s outstanding ability to diversify from paintings and drawings to stained glass and ceramics and also features unseen works from private collections.

This autumn the gallery will be shining a spotlight on Piper’s relationship with Benjamin Britten, in particular Britten’s final opera ‘Death in Venice’ in 1973.  Piper’s new and innovative view of Venice’s labyrinthine streets and canals united many of his interests and techniques.  With Myfanwy Piper writing the libretto for the opera, this was truly a collaborative affair.   The gallery is thrilled to be able to showcase unique items from concept designs to set models.

“Abstract painting in the hands of a sensitive painter has a classical appearance but a romantic soul.”

John Piper

Exhibition Extras

Piper as Picasso:  the magic of his prints

Wed 8 November

11.30am – 12.30pm


Opening Times

John Piper: A Very British Artist (1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Bank Holiday10:0017:00

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