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John Piper at The Bristol Gallery

St Helen Hall by John Piper

St Helen Hall by John Piper

Press release issued: 17 February 2010

The Bristol Gallery is delighted to present a ten day only exhibition showcasing over 50 original prints for sale by twentieth century British artist John Piper (1903-1992) together with a select number of additional works by the artist Graham Sutherland (1903-1980).

As well as a huge output of abstract work, Piper is best remembered for his paintings and prints of churches, castles, stately homes and the neo-romantic British landscape.  During the 1930s Piper worked with a number of major British neo-romantic painters including Graham Sutherland, Ivon Hitchens and Paul Nash, as well as the artists Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth.  In his role as an official war artist during World War II, Piper also recorded the bomb damage of several major cities including Bristol.

The History of Art Department’s AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral award postgraduate research student Rachel Flynn is currently conducting new research into the Graham Sutherland Archive at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff for her thesis The Artist as Archivist: The Graham Sutherland Collection.  Rachel will be giving a talk at The Bristol Gallery on Tuesday 23rd February 2010 at 6pm entitled John Piper: A Dialogue between Past and Present.  The talk is free and open to all.

Exhibition Dates: Wednesday 17 February – Sunday 28 February 2010

The Bristol Gallery, Millennium Promenade, Harbourside, Bristol

Further information

Please contact Holly Lopez for further information.
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