Painter, photographer and graphic designer, son of the artist John Piper, from whom he absorbed the technique and a love of watercolour. After Lancing College Piper spent a year at Bath Academy of Art at Corsham, studying drawing under Howard Hodgkin, followed by four years at Slade School of Fine Art. He first worked as a Pop Artist and showed at ICA in 1965, then as a freelance photographer and graphic designer. For 20 years worked on Shell Guides with his father. In latter years he concentrated more on his painting, a delicate sense of colour and felicitous line being especially employed on landscape and female nudes. Memorial show at Catto Gallery, 1991. In 2003, pictures from the studio of Edward Piper were shown at Messum’s with ceramics by his daughter-in-law Prudence, sculptures by his son Henry and paintings by his son Luke.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)