John Piper (1903-1992), born in Epsom, Surrey, was an English painter, printmaker and designer of stained glass windows. He trained at Richmond School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Amongst his well-known commissions were the collaboration with John Betjamin on the ‘Shell Guides’ to Britain and his work as an official war artist in the Second World War. He designed the stained glass for the Baptistry window in Coventry Cathedral. John Piper lived for many years at Fawley Bottom near Henley-on-Thames where he died in 1992.