As London-based painter David Shepherd was coming up in the world as an artist, his first assignment was airplanes that sat on an airport runway. Shepherd happened to really like airplanes, so the gig was a good fit, but he longed for something different. He discovered what different was when the British Royal Air Force sent him to Africa to paint even more airplanes. It was there he started painting elephant portraits for the first time—it would change his career. After that fateful 1960 trip, Shepherd became one of the leading artists for African and Asian wildlife, with elephants, tigers and lions as his favorite subjects. In addition to his paintings, which were a hit around the globe, Shepherd also became an outspoken advocate for animal conservation, some of which was funded through his fine art prints and reproductions. One of those hit prints was Two Gentlemen of Savuti, showing two lions scanning the horizon on a hill looking out over northern Botswana. The original painting of Two Gentlemen of Savuti, is being offered here.
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