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PIPER, John (1903 - 1992)

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Date: 1935

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 40.7 x 30.2 cm

Acquired: 1977; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 2094

Piper experimented with abstract compositions of form and colour between 1934 and 1938. This painting was illustrated in 1936 in the magazine on abstract art, Axis, then edited by his wife Myfanwy. The same year Piper expressed the hope that abstract painting would become 'lucid and popular, not in the least highbrow'. After abandoning abstraction in favour of neo-romantic landscape painting, he regarded these early compositions as 'exercises'.


Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
15 November 2016, 16:08

Hi there Julia

Thanks for your enquiry. I will pass your message on to the curator via email - you should hear from us soon.


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Julia Godfrey
15 November 2016, 13:38
Would it be possible to email an image of the John Piper abstract in your collection?
I am researching the 1935 abstract works by Piper.

Thank you in advance

Julia Godfrey
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