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© The Estate of John Piper. Purchased with the assistance of the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, 1982. Museums Sheffield
Aberavon, Wales
Date Made/Found: 1936
Artist: John Piper , British, 1903 - 1992
Material and Medium: collage, lithograph, crayon, acrylic and brush and ink on paper
Dimensions: Mount: 510 x 606mm Sight size: 392 x 489mm Image size: 415 x 481mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.5003
During the early 1930s John Piper became interested in abstract art. He knew Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson and also visited studios of leading European abstract artists which had a profound impact upon him. Piper began to experiment with collage early on in his career and created many collages of the British landscape. Some were made from pre-drawn sketches whilst others were created outdoors which allowed for greater spontaneity. ‘I carried about a portfolio full of torn and cut strips of paper of different colours… saved or picked up at random and in the heat of the moment, stuck or pinned insecurely, then applied more carefully at leisure in the studio.’ John Piper
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