J Clinton Shepherd
(1888 - 1975)
J. Clinton Shepherd was active/lived in New York, Florida, Iowa. J Shepherd is known for western sculpture, illustration, painting.
Biography J. Clinton Shepherd
J. Clinton Shepherd, sculptor, painter and illustrator, was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1888. He became an illustrator in New York, and then the Director of the Norton School of Art in Palm Beach, Florida from 1941 to 1946. His specialty was painting in realist style western subjects and animals.
Shepherd studied for two years at the University of Missouri, and then he and his brother, Donald, explored the Northwest, living with the Crow Indians where he learned their language and customs. It was during this period that he became interested in doing sculpture depicting Indians and western subjects.
During WW1 he joined the service, graduating from flight school, and he became a pilot in the Signal Corps, now the US Air Force.
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