David Shepherd

1931 -
Origin: United Kingdom
Born: April 25, 1931, London, England

Following his school years in 1949, painter David Shepherd didn't hesitate to leave his native Great Britain for Kenya to fulfill his one life-long dream of becoming a game warden. Reality set in, however, when he met with the Head Game Warden in Nairobi and was told he wasn't wanted. Having been rejected, Shepherd worked for a brief period at a hotel on the Kenya coast to earn money for his trip back to London. Upon arriving home, he decided he wanted to be an artist, and applied to the Slade School of Fine Art, but was rejected there too; Shepherd believes himself lucky that marine and portrait painter Robin Goodwin took him on as a pupil from 1950 to 1953, providing him with a firm foundation for a successful artistic career.

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Lion Resting
1967, Oil on Canvas
David Shepherd
United Kingdom, 1931 -
The Four Gentlemen of Selous
2004, Oil on Canvas
David Shepherd
United Kingdom, 1931 -