Thursday, 8 October 2015

Shepard’s War

Remembered with great affection for his illustrations for Winnie-the-Pooh and The Wind in the Willows, E.H. Shepard served as an officer in the Royal Artillery in the First World War and produced a significant body of work drawn in the trenches on the Western Front and in Italy, Tomorrow the House of Illustration in London opens EH Shepard: An Illustrator's War, displaying over a hundred original artworks, many never seen before. The exhibition coincides with the publication of Shepard’s War by James Campbell. Shown is Shepard's The Newcomer: "My Village, I Think?", a detail from his Punch cartoon of 1918. The drawing shows a soldier returned from war sitting in a ruined village. What the hell was it all about? is the unspoken question (CLICK).


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