Following the death of his father in 1927, Piper enrolled in the Richmond School of Art and a year later the Royal College of Art, leaving without graduating in 1929. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Piper was commissioned by the war artists scheme to capture the effects of the war on the British landscape. The devastation of the Blitz was easily assimilated to Pipers personal interest in old ruined buildings. He had also lost his eldest brother in the First World War which may have made the commission particularly poignant and enabled him to respond with his deepest emotion.
During these years he travelled the country, capturing the atmosphere of places. These scenes do not always directly relate to bomb-damage but reflect, in Pipers unique way, a sense of loss and nostalgia. In 1944 he was appointed Official War Artist.Piper died at his beloved home in Fawley Bottom in 1992. Certain works have Certificates of Authentication and this will be noted in the listing. Unless specified in the listing this artwork has no documentation, necessitating the sale'as is' and'd'apres. We do our very best to describe all items as they are, but antique, vintage and/or pre-owned items may show signs of wear due to age and/or use. If all is well please leave feedback, as we have done for you, so we are aware that you have received your goods. The item "John Piper Original Fine Vintage Watercolour Hand Signed Woman With Dog" is in sale since Tuesday, September 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "artcollectors16" and is located in United Kingdom.
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