Shepard’s War – E. H. Shepard: The Man Who Drew Winnie-the-Pooh
E.H. Shepard: The Man Who Drew Winnie-the-Pooh
Archived Video Available Now (First Broadcast Live on 14/09/2021)
Ernest Shepard is best known for delighting generations of children with his charming illustrations for A. A Milne’s Winnie the Pooh and later editions of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows.
But, before he found the height of his fame bringing Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger to life, he used his artistic talent to document his time in the trenches during the First World War through a series of humorous caricatures and detailed studies.
James Campbell explores the life and Great War experiences of E. H. Shepard in this talk, illustrated with sketches and drawings from the artist’s early career as a cartoonist right through his military service as an artillery officer on the Western and Italian Fronts.
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