Paintings and Drawings from a private collection of John Piper’s Mountains of Wales at National Museum Cardiff


CARDIFF.- John Piper’s (1903-1992) great contribution to 20th-century British art is celebrated in a new exhibition at National Museum Cardiff. Paintings and Drawings from a private collection are on display in John Piper: The Mountains of Wales from 11th February–13th May 2012. One of the most versatile British artists of the twentieth century, John Piper’s work encompasses portraiture, landscape, architectural studies, still life, ceramics and design for stained glass and tapestry. Piper’s interest in landscape and architecture extended to all areas of Britain. This exhibition presents an outstanding group of views in Snowdonia by John Piper from a private collection. The mountains of North Wales provided a key source of inspiration to Piper from the early 1940s to the mid-1950s, during which time he rented two cottages in the Snowdonia area, Pentre in the Nant Ffrancon Valley and Bodesi, near Llyn