John Piper artworks acquired for Wales

    John Piper, 'The Rise of the Dovey'

    Several of John Piper artworks, which reflect the artist’s unique vision of Wales, have been acquired for Wales’ national art collection. The series of works by the mid 20th-century neo-romantic artist has been purchased from a private individual with links to Wales, thanks to the generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Derek Williams Trust and the Art Fund, totalling almost £1m. The works are currently on display at the National Museum Cardiff. Jennifer Stewart, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Wales, said, “This is a very exciting acquisition for National Museum Wales and we are delighted to be able to support it. This popular artist and his works have a strong connection to Wales and these acquired paintings play an important part in interpreting and reflecting our diverse landscapes. Snowdonia is one of our national heritage jewels and is beautifully portrayed in John Piper’s pieces. We look forward to seeing them displayed around Wales and used in new and exciting ways so that people can learn more about heritage.”


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