EH Shepard: An Illustrator's War at the House of Illustration


The Newcomer. “My Village, I Think?” by EH Shepard (detail). Artwork from The Shepard Trust archive. Reproduced with permission of Punch Ltd. Pinterest


See the First World War through the eyes of the great illustrator with EH Shepard: An Illustrator’s War at the House of Illustration.

Famed for his immortal illustrations for Winnie the Pooh, The Wind in the Willows and the satirical Punch magazine, E. H. Shepard also produced hundreds of cartoons and illustrations during the First World War. Serving as an officer in the Royal Artillery, he sketched out drawings to record his own experience of the trenches on the Western Front and in Italy, as well as commercial cartoons for publications and topographical drawings used for military strategy.

This incredible exhibition features more than 100 of his drawings, many of which have never been exhibited publicly, demonstrating his versatility as an artist and draughtsman and giving us an insight into this rarely-seen chapter of his career. On display are personal sketches and technical drawings from his pocketbooks, maps of the trenches and illustrated letters, as well as family photographs, his paint box and other personal items.


Venue Details & Map

House of Illustration

2 Granary Square
King's Cross
+44 20 3696 2020

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