Shepherd, David

British artist David Shepherd has spent a lifetime painting and advocating for the great game animals of Africa. He founded what has become a vital African wildlife foundation and was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his efforts. Shepherd began his career painting airplanes and recreations of World War II air battles, but a trip to Africa–ostensibly to paint planes– became a lifelong challenge to capture elephants, big cats, rhinos, and all creatures great and small. Shepherd also painted portraits, including Queen Elizabeth’s and, at some point, switched his mechanistic art amours from planes to trains.

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