Raymond Sheppard

ARTIST

Sheppard, Raymond

1913 – 1958

Raymond Sheppard; Artist in water-colour, black and white, oil, pastel;
Born London 3 March 1913; son of Edward and Annie Sheppard.

Married Iris Gale on December 3rd 1942; had one daughter Christine born 17
March 1944, and one son Michael born 25th July 1946. Educated
Christ’s College, Finchley, north west London.

Studied art at Bolt Court under S.G. Boxsius.

Exhibited:
R.A; R.I; R.S.A; Work reproduced regularly in publications
including Lilliput ; The Studio, Picture Post, John Bull, Everybody’s ;
in children’s books, nature books and calendars.

Raymond Sheppard produced many studies of birds and animals from life, mainly
at Regents Park Zoo and was made a Fellow of the Zoological Society in
1949. He also painted landscapes, family portraits, in watercolour,
oil, and pastels . He was a founder member of the Wapping Arts Group, a
group of artists who sketched and painted by and around the river
Thames in London, which was formed just before WW2 but did not start in
earnest until 1946.

Publications: How to Draw Birds (first
published by Studio in 1940), Drawing at the Zoo (1949 Studio), More
Birds to Draw (Studio 1956).

Lived in Kenton and then Harrow Weald, Middx. Clubs: Chelsea Arts, Langham Sketch.

Raymond Sheppard died in London of cancer in 1958 with which he had battled
since 1949. He also served in the RAF photographic section during the
WW2. Despite long periods of ill health and the interruption of the War
years he was, nevertheless, prolific in demonstrating his wide range of
artistic ability as a master draughtsman, illustrator, and landscape
and wildlife artist.

Had Raymond Sheppard lived beyond his mid 40s his reputation as one of the foremost illustrators of his generation might have been secured ‘ his premature death resulted in his name sinking into obscurity for half a century. Only his prolific career as an illustrator (nearly 100 children’s books in the single decade following the end of WW2) has prevented his name from disappearing altogether and secured him a credible place in the standard reference works of the period. What has never been appreciated before is the remarkable diversity of Raymond Sheppard’s oeuvre. Aside from his more familiar studies of wildlife his studio has revealed a series of remarkable portraits, thrilling boy’s-own period illustrations, plein air seascapes, landscapes, views of the Thames and surreal compositions, which at times verge on abstraction. All have in common Sheppard’s stated aim to express his inner emotion: “…that peculiar, unexplainable tightening inside that makes you want to laugh sometimes, sometimes to sing and dance for joy, and sometimes just a little sad.

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Raymond Sheppard

ARTIST

Sheppard, Raymond

1913 – 1958

Raymond Sheppard; Artist in water-colour, black and white, oil, pastel;
Born London 3 March 1913; son of Edward and Annie Sheppard.

Married Iris Gale on December 3rd 1942; had one daughter Christine born 17
March 1944, and one son Michael born 25th July 1946. Educated
Christ’s College, Finchley, north west London.

Studied art at Bolt Court under S.G. Boxsius.

Exhibited:
R.A; R.I; R.S.A; Work reproduced regularly in publications
including Lilliput ; The Studio, Picture Post, John Bull, Everybody’s ;
in children’s books, nature books and calendars.

Raymond Sheppard produced many studies of birds and animals from life, mainly
at Regents Park Zoo and was made a Fellow of the Zoological Society in
1949. He also painted landscapes, family portraits, in watercolour,
oil, and pastels . He was a founder member of the Wapping Arts Group, a
group of artists who sketched and painted by and around the river
Thames in London, which was formed just before WW2 but did not start in
earnest until 1946.

Publications: How to Draw Birds (first
published by Studio in 1940), Drawing at the Zoo (1949 Studio), More
Birds to Draw (Studio 1956).

Lived in Kenton and then Harrow Weald, Middx. Clubs: Chelsea Arts, Langham Sketch.

Raymond Sheppard died in London of cancer in 1958 with which he had battled
since 1949. He also served in the RAF photographic section during the
WW2. Despite long periods of ill health and the interruption of the War
years he was, nevertheless, prolific in demonstrating his wide range of
artistic ability as a master draughtsman, illustrator, and landscape
and wildlife artist.

Had Raymond Sheppard lived beyond his mid 40s his reputation as one of the foremost illustrators of his generation might have been secured ‘ his premature death resulted in his name sinking into obscurity for half a century. Only his prolific career as an illustrator (nearly 100 children’s books in the single decade following the end of WW2) has prevented his name from disappearing altogether and secured him a credible place in the standard reference works of the period. What has never been appreciated before is the remarkable diversity of Raymond Sheppard’s oeuvre. Aside from his more familiar studies of wildlife his studio has revealed a series of remarkable portraits, thrilling boy’s-own period illustrations, plein air seascapes, landscapes, views of the Thames and surreal compositions, which at times verge on abstraction. All have in common Sheppard’s stated aim to express his inner emotion: “…that peculiar, unexplainable tightening inside that makes you want to laugh sometimes, sometimes to sing and dance for joy, and sometimes just a little sad.

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Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958)

Lion attacking Rhino

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Rhino sleeping

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Study of a Rhino head

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Rhino head

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Story board – Panic Party, Gun crew lying motionless, Periscope Up, Firing at U-Boat, Flooded Vessel, circa 1950

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H.M.S. Goliath and The end of the Konisberg

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Serval

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Cristine imploring

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Studies of an Impala

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North Sea Incident, 1957

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Christine and Teddy Bear, c. 1950s

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Nets ad Lobster pots, Mudford, near Christchurch, Dorset,C, 1950’s

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The Adventures of René Cutforth, c. 1956

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Crsitine seated on a stool with doll caled Sylvie c. 1950

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Michael with Toy Car, c.1952

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Monarch of the Glen, circa 1935

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Chipperfield Common Herts, circa 1950

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Study of Tiger

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Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958)

Polar Bear

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Self Portrait with the artist’s daughter Christine, c.1950

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Sea Forms, circa 1950

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Sheet with two portraits of Christine, one profile one 3/4 view circa 1951

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Christine Sketching at Kitchen Table, c.1952

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Christine Seated with teddy, circa 1950

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A speeding train hurled into another….

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The Artist’s Wife Iris Llistening to the Wireless

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ARCHIVED WORKS

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Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958)

Fish in a trap, circa 1950
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Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958)

Portrait of Lopatkin, amateur inventor, circa 1950
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Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958)

a ship sunk to block the channel and The Henry-Farman plane
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North sea incident – Attack on the Fleet
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Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958)

Indian Bull Frog (Rana Tigrina), circa 1950
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Hippopotamus
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Studies of a hippopotamus
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Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958)

Michael and Christine With Toys and Books, c. 1950s
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Caravan in the Woods, dated March 4th 1950
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Groynes and Shoreline
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Self Portrait, glancing to left, circa 1940
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Christine seated on a stool, c. 1950
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End of a sea raider, circa 1957
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Study of Iris sleeping, mid 1940’s
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Christine, seated reading, with portraitof Micheal to upper, c.1951
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Chicken roosts, c.1940
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Hengistbury Head
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The Artist’s father-in-law smoking a pipe
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Study of feet
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Cockrel
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Swans
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Estuary
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Donkeys
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Beach scene, late 1930’s
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Mudeford, Near Christchurch Dorset, 1950’s
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Field with Ponies possibly Bushy, Herts (S|R 45)
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Study of a Macaw late 1940’s (S|R 75)
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Borrowed gun for Liliput illustration “The Gun”, 1950’s, (S|R 57)
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Self Portrait Sketching, 1935
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Holiday Huts, Dorset beach
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Study of Cockerels
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Portrait of Michael, circa 1950
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Study of a cockrel
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Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958)

Primeval Forms, 1940s
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Ivory Coast masks from the Natural History Museum 1950’s (S|R 58)
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St Paul’s Under Attack from Zeppelin LZ-38 1915
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Morane Saulnier no. 3253 piloted by Reginald Alexander John Warneford attacking Zeppelin LZ-37, north of Ostend 1915
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The Tarn, France c.1944
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Leopard and head of a lion, c. 1940
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Portrait of Christine, circa 1950 (S|R 69)
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High Level Aeriel Photos, circa 1957
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Crash in Flames, circa 1957
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The Artists Children at Play, circa 1950
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Marabou Storks
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Two Cubs Eyeing Sparrows in London Zoo
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Still life of Peublo Navaho and Avache ceramics, late 1930’s
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Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958)

The Quantock Hills circa 1930