Artist Raymond Sheppard: Sea Forms, circa 1950

Artist Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958): Sea Forms, circa 1950

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Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958):
Sea Forms, circa 1950
Framed (ref: 2117)
Watercolour, pen and ink

15 x 18 in. (38 x 45.8 cm)

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Provenance: The Artist's family

Litterature: Raymond Sheppard, Master Illustrator, Liss Fine Art, November 2010, Cat.78

Although best known as an illustrator, especially of magazines such as Lilliput, Picture Post and The Studio as well as of children’s books, Sheppard was one of the most gifted painters of wildlife of his generation. He was also an extremely diverse artist, producing semi-abstract and surrealist images alongside those of a purely realistic nature.  Christine, the artist's daughter, served frequently as a model for her father.  Two works by Sheppard in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum (Bethnall Green) include portraits of her.

EH Gombrich  references Raymond Sheppard's 'How to Draw Birds', and includes a reproduction of one of his drawings,  in his celebrated treatise 'Art and Illusion', (1960).