Bolton Castle is a major work by John Piper from one of his most fruitful periods when the foundations of his renown were laid down. Piper, together with Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland, “dominated the art of the Second World War” Robert Crawford, Director General, Imperial War Museum. More powerfully than any other British artist since Turner and Cotman, he transformed what he saw into a personal vision of architecture. “The paintings of 1940 – 42 were indeed one of the moments of reconstruction in British art”, John Piper, The Forties, David Fraser Jenkins.
Exhibited: Portland Gallery, (on loan), The Art of John Piper, 23 June – 22, July, 2016, cat. No.17.