David Shepherd (artist)

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Shepherd in 1995

Richard David Shepherd CBE FRSA FGRA (25 April 1931 – 19 September 2017) was a British artist. He was known as one of the world's most outspoken conservationists.[1] He was born in London, England.

Shepherd was most famous for his paintings of steam locomotives (he owned a number of them) and wildlife, although he also often painted aircraft, portraits (notably The Queen Mother) and landscapes. His work has been extremely popular since the 1960s in limited edition print reproduction and poster form, as well as other media such as Wedgwood limited edition plates. He published five books about his art,[2] including an autobiography.[3]

Shepherd died on 19 September 2017 of Parkinson's disease in Manchester, England at the age of 86.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gower, David (20 September 2003). "What's not to like? Gower is drawn to the wild charms of David Shepherd's African images". The Times. London. Retrieved 10 April 2008.
  2. Foundation Website, accessed 11 April 2008 Archived 17 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Shepherd, David, "The Man Who Loves Giants: An Artist Among Elephants and Engines," (1975, Charles Scribner's Sons)
  4. "Renowned artist, conservationist and railway enthusiast dies at the age of 86". 20 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.