Full name: Ernest Howard "E. H." Shepard
Born: December 10, 1879 in St. John's Wood, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: March 24, 1976 in Midhurst, West Sussex, Great Britain
Country: Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions
E.H.Shepard was educated at St. Paul’s School before gaining a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Art.
He had already become a successful book and magazine illustrator by the start of World War One and had begun an association with the humorous magazine “Punch” which would last nearly fifty years.
Shepard joined the Royal Artillery in 1915 and was soon using his skills to provide sketches of the battlefield for his superiors. By the end of the war he had risen to the rank of Major and was awarded the Military Cross.
He joined the full-time staff of “Punch” as a political cartoonist in 1921 and was recommended by a fellow member of staff to the writer A.A. Milne. Shepard illustrated Milne’s book of poems “When We Were Very Young” and went on achieve fame as the illustrator of the “Winnie the Pooh” series of children’s books. He was reported as being resentful that this work overshadowed his other work which included illustrations for over sixty books.
His wife, Mary, was also an artist whose most well-known work were illustrations for P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins series of books.
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