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Crowdfunding site set up for John Piper gallery in Henley-on-Thames

His farmhouse near Henley
Image caption John Piper built a pottery and studio in his farmhouse near Henley

A crowdfunding project to create a permanent John Piper gallery in his former home of Henley-on-Thames has been launched.

The town's River and Rowing Museum is hoping to celebrate the English artist - who died in 1992 - and his career.

Piper was a painter, printmaker, and designed stained-glass windows, theatre sets and even fireworks

A museum spokeswoman said it hoped the gallery would celebrate the artist's "diverse creative output".

Image copyright John Piper
Image caption Chantry House, 1983
Image copyright Alamy
Image caption Stained glass windows at Coventry Cathedral, 1950s
Image copyright John Piper
Image caption String Solo, 1934
Image copyright David Whitehead & Sons
Image caption A Fawley textile designed by John Piper for David Whitehead & Sons, 1960s

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