1941 - 2019
Christian Piper was born 1941 in Oels. He studied at the Artschool Aachen, mainly with Bauhaus students of Paul Klee, Johannes Itten and others.
Later in 1970, after his BA at the Folkwang University in Essen Werden, he studied drawing, color and form composition.
He went to New York in 1971 and assisted Milton Glaser at Push Pin Studio for two years. Having done numerous assignments for New York Times, Vogue and others,
assisting Eiko Ishioka for Parco publication, Tokyo, since the early eighties he turned to painting, till he left in 2005 after 35 years the States to work in Germany, where he lived until 2019.
His paintings are part of major private collections worldwide.
1971 Folkwang Förderpreis
1980 Gold Award Art Directors Club Chicago
1988 Century City Gallery, Los Angeles
Commissions and publications: New York Times, Rolling Stones, Picture Newspaper, Vogue, Issey Miyake, Parco Publishing Tokyo, Idea Magazine Tokyo, Graphis New York/Zürich, Atlantic Magazine
Represented in private collections woldwide: Florida, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Duesseldorf, Munic, Zurich, Mallorca, New York City
Museums: MoMA NYC, Hall of Fame - Minnesota, Rolling Stone Museum - San Francisco, Landesmuseum Münster Westfalen
Christian Piper commercial assignments for the Rolling Stones LP Designs and others:
Map of Manhattan to Christians acknowledgement the downtown part from 23 street - the most creative in many aspects,
the upper part the crystallization of that, with it's galleries, museums, theaters to be marked with an ornament.
Studio in NYC, ca. 2004
In India, near Bodhgaya, with his wife Nadine, 2009
Studio in Goerlitz, ca. 2012