Raymond Sheppard (1913 - 1958):
Circus circa 1940
Mounted (ref: 3289)
Watercolour, 15 x 20 in. (38 x 50.8 cm.)
Literature: Raymond Sheppard, Master Illustrator, Liss Fine Art, November 2010, Cat.10
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.
Sheppard has recently been the subject of several museum and commercial shows and publications. Liss Fine Art produced a catalogue on Sheppard in 2010.