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“John Piper: Master of Diversity” Alexandra Epps Thursday 19 March 2020

From cathedrals to churches, cottages to coastlines, Piper is best known as a painter, but he was also a distinguished potter, photographer and writer, and a master of tapestry, stained glass and graphics. Truly a man of many talents.


 Alexandra Epps is an Official Guide and Lecturer at Tate Modern, Tate Britain and Guildhall Art Gallery. A Pallant House Gallery Lecturer and Qualified Guide to the City of London, offering lectures and walks about many aspects of the arts for societies, corporations and private individuals. Member of the City of London Guide Lecturers. Association. She is a Co-author of the book Lord Mayor's Portraits 1983-2014 (2015). Alexandra’s background is in design having practised as a graphic designer running her own design consultancy for many years. BA Saint Martins School of Art, MA London College of Printing.


The illustration is by John Piper (1903-1992) Interior of Coventry Cathedral, the morning after the Blitz, 1940 Oil on canvas laid on board Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK