The Man and His Paintings

Book | 35 × 20 × 2 cm


19 in stock

Here for the first time is a fully representative range of David Shepherd’s work, brought together in a single handsome book. Full page reproductions of over sixty paintings, the largest number of subjects appropriately being wildlife, have details about them and the stories behind their creation opposite. More pictures in full colour enhance the opening pages of this magnificent work, while at the end there is a substantial text in which David Shepherd tells the story of his rich painting life, illustrated by black-and-white drawings, many of them prepared specially for the book.

Altogether this is an unusually full book of the work of an unusually creative artist. It is a book for the enthusiast who will want to turn to it many times, and who indeed might hope that it will ultimately increase in value as a collector’s piece as do the paintings themselves.


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David Shepherd CBE

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
David Shepherd CBE was a founding father of the wildlife art movement whose work has become synonymous with Africa, wildlife and conservation. Known as ‘The Man who Loved Giants’ for his iconic elephant artwork, for decades his paintings have graced the walls of homes, libraries, exhibitions and public spaces and excite a passion in the viewer much like the emotion he felt during the creation of his work.

David was best loved for his archetypal African scenes portraying dusty waterholes teaming with life, capturing the heat and haze of an African landscape, all of which bring to life the sounds, smells and textures of a continent he called his second home. Beyond wildlife art, David had a prolific painting career which focused on many other topics and subjects. With an equal passion and love for military subjects, steam trains, landscapes and lesser seen portraits, his numerous originals and prints are held by collectors around the world.