The English artist John Piper (1903–1992) is renowned for his extraordinarily diverse practice that embraced landscape, architectural and abstract compositions, as well as his theatre and stage sets for Benjamin Britten, and his stained-glass windows. Tate Liverpool’s exhibition is the first to examine his role as a conduit of European modernism in Britain, displaying selected works by artists including Jean Hélion and Alexander Calder alongside major works by Piper.

Presenting more than 50 works including painting, relief, collage and photography, the exhibition offers a fresh look at the work of this versatile artist showing how Piper’s work fused the innovations of the European avant-garde with a powerful sensitivity to Britain and its history.