(1879 - 1976)

Ernest Howard Shepard was born in St. John’s Wood, London and was educated at St. Paul’s School, before entering the Royal Academy School in 1898. Shepard provided weekly drawings for Punch, where he joined the editorial staff in 1921. Punch editor E.V. Lucas was also head of Methuen publishing house and introduced A.A. Milne to E.H. Shepard. Despite initial reservations on Milne’s part the two collaborated on four books, When We Were Very Young, 1924, Winnie the Pooh, 1926, Now We Are Six, 1927 and The House at Pooh Corner, 1928.

In 1931 Shepard also provided drawings to Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows.

In 1969, on his 90th birthday, Shepard donated his archive of pencil sketches for Winnie the Pooh to the V&A museum.

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The Wind in the Willows

GRAHAME, Kenneth