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Encyclopedia > Ernest H. Shepard
Ratty and Mole messing about in boats in E.H. Shepard's illustration to The Wind in the Willows

Ernest Howard Shepard (December 10, 1879March 24, 1976) was an English artist and book illustrator. He was known especially for his human-like animals in illustrations for The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne. The Rat and the Mole from Kenneth Grahames The Wind in the Willows, illustrated by E.H. Shepherd in 1931 This work is copyrighted. ... The Rat and the Mole from Kenneth Grahames The Wind in the Willows, illustrated by E.H. Shepherd in 1931 This work is copyrighted. ... Ratty and Mole, as interpreted by E. H. Shepard The Wind in the Willows is a classic of childrens literature written in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in leap years). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Look up artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An illustrator is a graphic artist who specializes in enhancing written text by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. ... An anthropomorphic character Anthropomorphism, also called personification anthropomorphism, is the attribution of human characteristics and qualities to nonhuman beings, inanimate objects, or natural or supernatural phenomena. ... Ratty and Mole, as interpreted by E. H. Shepard The Wind in the Willows is a classic of childrens literature written in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame. ... Kenneth Grahame Kenneth Grahame (March 8, 1859 – July 6, 1932) was a Scottish novelist. ... Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... Alan Alexander Milne (January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956), also known as A. A. Milne, was a British author, best known for his books about the teddy bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, and for various childrens poems. ...

Shepard was born in St. John's Wood, London. He served in the Army during World War I, winning the Military Cross for bravery in the field. He had been contributing to Punch since 1907 and sent them jokes about the battles. He was hired as a regular staff cartoonist in 1921 and became lead cartoonist in 1945 but was removed from this post by Malcolm Muggeridge, who became editor in 1953. St Johns Wood is a district in the City of Westminster in London near Regents Park. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Franz... The Military Cross (MC) is the third level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Army and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries. ... Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002. ... Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge (March 24, 1903–November 14, 1990) was a British journalist, author, satirist, media personality, soldier-spy and Christian scholar. ...

Shepard was recommended to Milne by another Punch staffer, E. V. Lucas. Initially, Milne thought Shepard's style was not what he wanted, but used him to illustrate his book of poems When We Were Very Young. Happy with the results, Milne insisted Shepard illustrate Pooh. Eventually, Shepard grew to resent "that silly old bear" and felt that these illustrations overshadowed his other work. Edward Verrall Lucas (June 11/12 1868 – June 26, 1938) was a versatile and popular English writer of nearly 100 books. ... When We Were Very Young is a book by A. A. Milne containing forty-four poems. ...

Shepard said that he modelled Pooh not on the toy owned by Christopher Robin, Milne's son, but on a stuffed bear, "Growler", owned by his own son. ("Growler" no longer exists, having been destroyed by Shepard's dog.) His Pooh work is so famous that 300 of his preliminary sketches were exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1969, when he was 90 years old. Christopher Robin Milne (August 21, 1920 – April 20, 1996) was the son of author Alan Alexander Milne and Dorothy de Selincourt. ... The Victoria and Albert Museum viewed from Thurloe Square. ...

An E.H. Shepard painting of Winnie the Pooh is the only known oil painting of Winnipeg’s famous bear cub. It was purchased at an auction for $285,000 in London, England late in 2000. The painting is displayed at the Pavilion Gallery in Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... Assiniboine Park is a park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... Nickname: Peg City, Winterpeg, Gateway to the West Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Manitoba Region Winnipeg Capital Region Established, 1738 (Fort Rouge) Renamed 1822 (Fort Garry) Incorporated 1873 (City of Winnipeg) City Mayor Sam Katz Governing Body Winnipeg City Council... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Flower Prairie Crocus Tree White Spruce Bird Great Grey Owl Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 14...

Shepard wrote two autobiographies: Drawn from Memory (1957) and Drawn From Life (1962).

Shepard had two children, Graham and Mary. Graham Shepard was at Marlborough College and Oxford with Louis MacNeice and served in the RNVR during WWII on the North Atlantic Convoys. His ship HMS Polyanthus was sunk by U Boat 952 on 21st September 1943 with the loss of all but one crew member. Graham was survived by his wife, Ann Faith Shepard, and a young daughter, Minette Shepard. Frederick Louis MacNeice (September 12, 1907 – September 3, 1963) was a British and Irish poet and playwright. ...

Mary Shepard also became an illustrator. She is most well known for her illustrations of Pamela Travers' Mary Poppins Mary Shepard Daughter of E.H. Shepard illustrator of Winnie the Pooh and Wind in the Willows. ... This article is about the Mary Poppins series of childrens books. ...

External links

  • Biography of E. H. Shepard at classicpooh.net
  • "The man who hated Pooh", Tim Benson, BBC News, 6 March 2006.



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