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John Piper
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Born in Epsom, Surrey
Born on 13rd of December 1903
Died on 28th of June 1992

Born 1903. Died 1992 - English artist.

Studied at Royal College of Art. Exhibited regularly with the London Group. Collobarated with John Betjeman on books. Appointed official war artist in 1944. Published a number of books, was a prolific photographer, etcher, printmaker, designer of scenery and costumes for opera, ballet and theatre. He also created murals, stained glass for schools, colleges, churches & cathedrals (Coventry Cathedral) as well as designs for tapestries & fabrics. Died at his home in Fawley Bottom.

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