Shephard, Rupert: Paddington Church


A colour linocut on wove paper from the evocative 1975 series ‘London, The Passing Scene’ published by Patrick Searle Prints, London, an artist’s proof aside from the edition of 60, signed, titled and framed

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Artist: Rupert Shephard, (1909 – 1992)

Title and date: Paddington Church, 1975

Size: 27.0 x 33.0 cms.


Artist Description:

Rupert Shephard was born in London and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1926 to 1929. He became a school teacher, painting in the evenings, sharing studios with William Coldstream and Victor Pasmore, and exhibiting with the London Group, at the Cooling Gallery and with the Euston Road school of artists. He had his first solo show at the Kalman Gallery in 1939, the year he painted two portraits of Dylan Thomas.

During the World War II worked as an industrial draughtsman and was appointed an Official War Artist in 1945, going on to teach at the Central and St. Martin’s Schools of Art from 1945 to 1948. Late in 1948 he moved to South Africa and held the post of Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. He returned to England in 1962 and painted full-time, restoring his reputation with a long series of solo shows at Agnew’s, the Patrick Seale Gallery and at Sally Hunter Fine Art. In 1972, he was elected to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.