John Piper, Tate Liverpool

17 November 2017 – 11 March 2018
John Piper at Tate Liverpool Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront L3 4BB

See Piper’s work in a whole new light, as we present a case for his role as a European modernist in Britain

The English artist John Piper (1903–1992) is renowned for his extraordinarily diverse practice that embraced landscape, architectural and abstract compositions, as well as his theatre and stage sets for Benjamin Britten, and his stained-glass windows. Tate Liverpool’s exhibition is the first to examine his role as a conduit of European modernism in Britain, presenting selected works by artists including Jean Hélion and Alexander Calder alongside major works by Piper.

Presenting more than 50 works including painting, relief, collage and photography, the exhibition offers a fresh look at the work of this versatile artist showing how Piper’s work  fused the innovations of the European avant-garde with a powerful sensitivity to Britain and its history.