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Ernest Shepard - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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December 10, 1879, London, England, UK - March 24, 1976, Midhurst, West Sussex, England, UK - English artist and book illustrator.
Participant of the First World War, worked from 1907 in the magazine "Punch", satirically covering the war there (and received the Military Cross for bravery in battle). From 1921, a staff cartoonist, worked at "Punch" until 1953 (the last eight years as the chief cartoonist).
Milne was recommended to Shepard by another Pancha staff artist, E. W. Lucas. At first, Milne was skeptical about the prospects of their collaboration and asked Shepard to illustrate the collection of children's poetry "When We Were Very Young." Evaluating the pictures as very good, Milne insisted that Shepard illustrate Winnie the Pooh. Subsequently, Shepard (both Milne himself and his son Christopher Robin) experienced a certain rejection of Pooh, believing that this image undeservedly overshadowed all his other works.
The model for Pooh Shepard was not Christopher Robin's real Winnie-the-Pooh, but the Growler bear of his own son (unlike Winnie, Grunt was not preserved - he was destroyed by Shepard's dog). In 1969, during Shepard's lifetime, the Victoria and Albert Museum hosted an exhibition of 300 sketches of his illustrations for Pooh.
Shepard painted Pooh and oil; This rare painting was sold for 285 thousand dollars in 2000 and is now exhibited in Winnipeg, Canada (in the homeland of Winnie the bear, after which Pooh got his name).
Shepard wrote two autobiographies: Drawn from Memory (1957) and Drawn From Life (1962). His son Graham died on September 21, 1943, in World War II when his ship was sunk by a German submarine. His daughter Mary also became an illustrator and illustrated Pamela Travers' Mary Poppins.