John Piper (British, 1903-1992)

Travel Notes: Castle Ashby Avenue, 1967

Silkscreen on paper

Gift of Dr. Lewis Burrows


John Piper: Eye and Camera & Travel Notes

June 03, 2014 to October 12, 2014

British artist John Piper (1903–92) defies categorization. In addition to producing some of Britain’s best-loved paintings, prints, and photographs of the 20th century, Piper designed fabrics, stained glass windows, and stage sets for a number of theatrical works (including six operas by Benjamin Britten). He also wrote extensively—both poetry and non-fiction texts—on the arts in England. John Piper: Eye and Camera & Travel Notes features eight large silkscreens from the artist’s series Eye and Camera, which are based on photographs of his wife, Myfanwy. The exhibition also includes two screenprints from the series Travel Notes, including views of Castle Ashby Avenue and Devil’s Bridge Waterfalls.