Ernest Howard Shepard was born in St. John’s Wood in London; his father was an architect. Art studies were at Heatherley’s and the RA Schools. He started working for Punch in 1907 and became chief artist there in 1945. His name is inseperable from the wonderful characters he created for A A Milne’s Pooh series of books.
Books illustrated include: When we were Very Young, Winnie-the-Pooh, Now we are Six, Mr Punch’s County Songs, The House at Pooh Corner, When I was Very Young, The Wind in the Willows, The Islanders, The Secret Garden, Tom Brown’s Schooldays as well as contributing to Graphic, Nash’s Magazine, Pear’s Annual, Printer’s Pie, Sketch and Punch.
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