Edward Piper

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Edward Blake Christmas Piper (1938–1990) was an English painter.

Life and career[edit]

Edward Piper was the eldest son of the artist John Piper and his wife Myfanwy.[1] He was educated at Lancing College and later studied under Howard Hodgkin at the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham and later at the Slade School of Art in London.[2][3]

Piper produced photographs for the Shell County Guides and also undertook graphic design commissions to make a living. However, his real passion was figurative art and painting female nudes in particular. Later he painted landscapes, in Corsica, Malta,France, Italy and Spain.

A number of Piper's lithographs and screenprints are to be found in the Tate Gallery collection.[4]

Piper's son Luke Piper is also a painter and his younger son Henry Piper is a sculptor.[5]

Edward Piper died in June 1990 of cancer at the age of 51.[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Frances Spalding, John Piper, Myfanwy Piper: Lives in art. Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-956761-4.
  2. ^ Windsor, Alan (1998). Handbook of Modern British Painting and Printmaking 1900–1990 (2 ed.). Ashgate. p. 248. ISBN 9780853318439. 
  3. ^ The Artist. Billboard Limited. 1989. p. 14. 
  4. ^ Edward Piper 1938–1990, Tate.org.uk.
  5. ^ Article[dead link], The Independent, 12 December 2000.] Retrieved 31 March 2009.[full citation needed]

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