(1879 - 1976)
Ernest Howard Shepard was active/lived in United Kingdom. Ernest Shepard is known for children's book illustrations.
Biography Ernest Shepard
Ernest Howard Shepard was born in 1879 in London, the son of an
architect. His maternal grandfather was a water color painter, William
Lee, R.W.S. His family, especially his father, encouraged his artwork
from a very young age. He began drawing as soon as he could even hold a
pencil. He enjoyed drawing many topics, but battle scenes were a
particular favorite. His drawings from the young age of seven and eight
show much detail and sophistication. "These childhood sketches are
amazingly powerful in action and character." (Senick, 1992, 174) The
Shepard family attended many cultural events, such as concerts, the
theater, museums, and private viewings. Ernest Shepard recorded these
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