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John Piper today is an eclipse: but I consider him the equivalent in the twentieth century of Constable. No other artist has epitomised England so powerfully and with such passion and depth of feeling. Sir Roy Strong, The Genius of British Art, Channel 4 2010
The last of the great interwar painters John Piper. Early in his career Piper had been at the centre of the British abstract movement. Dr James Fox, British Masters II: In Search of England, BBC 2011
1937 captures him at the crossroad torn between the British painting tradition and modernism. ibid.
There is a striking similarity in the surrealist and abstract painters attitude to the object; both have a horror of it in its proper context. John Piper