Ernest Howard Shepard

1879 - 1976

United KingdomErnest Howard Shepard was born in St. Johns Wood in London; his father was an architect. Art studies were at Heatherleys and the RA Schools. He started working for Punch in 1907 and became chief artist there in 1945. His name is inseperable from the wonderful characters he created for A A Milnes Pooh series of books.

Books illustrated include: When we were Very Young, Winnie-the-Pooh, Now we are Six, Mr Punchs County Songs, The House at Pooh Corner, When I was Very Young, The Wind in the Willows, The Islanders, The Secret Garden, Tom Browns Schooldays as well as contributing to Graphic, Nashs Magazine, Pears Annual, Printers Pie, Sketch and Punch.