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John Piper: His Place in British Art and in Cambridge

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Frances Spalding is an art historian, critic and biographer. Her books include British Art since 1900, a centenary history of the Tate, and lives of several artists as well as a biography of the poet Stevie Smith. She teaches at Newcastle University where she in Professor of Art History. In 2009 she published John Piper, Myfanwy Piper: Lives in Art , to wide acclaim. Her forthcoming talk encapsulates the significance of John Piper (1903-1992), whose work continues to reach an unusually wide audience. She will also refer to the commissions that he undertook for Churchill and Robinson college. In celebration of John Piper Churchill College is hosting a special event from the 14 – 18 June 2012. An exhibition of original prints will accompany this lecture in the Chapel at Churchill College.

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