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Study of Tiger by David Shepherd - After 1969

Study of Tiger by David Shepherd
    Study of Tiger by David Shepherd

This portrait of a tiger was painted by David Shepherd an artist with a great passion for wildlife conservation, to such an extent that in 1984 he established the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. This organisations aim is to channel conservation efforts to fund vital enforcement and community projects that continue to make a real difference to wildlife survival in its natural habitat.

This portrait of a tiger was painted by David Shepherd an artist with a great passion for wildlife conservation, to such an extent that in 1984 he established the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. This organisations aim is to channel conservation efforts to fund vital enforcement and community projects that continue to make a real difference to wildlife survival in its natural habitat. The relationship between this artist, the World Wildlife Fund and Wedgwood has existed since 1957,Shepherds work has been used to decorate many limited edition plate collections, which focused on African wildlife. This painting uses oil paints on canvas to depicts a tigers head set against African plants. A simple wooden tiered frame is used to frame this painting.

  • Type of object: Portraits and figures/figurine
  • Year produced: After 1969
  • Accession number: 11118
  • Dimensions: 245 mm (height), 245 mm (width), 30 mm (depth)

Related people

  • David Shepherd Artist

    David Shepherd - Artist (1931 - 2017)

    As a small boy, David had only one ambition, to be a game warden. After leaving school in 1949, he went to Kenya to follow his dream, only to be told politely that he was not wanted! Returning home, he faced two choices: ‘to drive buses or starve as an artist’. Rejected by the Slade School of Fine Art as having ‘no talent whatsoever’, it was by good fortune that he met Robin Goodwin, a professional artist, who took him under his wing, for three years. David started his career as an aviation artist and owes a great deal to the Services who commissioned paintings that took him all over the world. The RAF flew him from Mukulla in Aden to Kenya in 1960, which proved a turning point in his career when they commissioned his very first wildlife painting. In 1984 he established the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. David died in September 2017.

Glossary

  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

    The World Wildlife Fund, now known as the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), is an international non governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. It is the world's largest independent conservation organization. In 1957 the World Wildlife Fund commissioned Wedgwood to produce a series of plates depicting African wildlife.  The central portraits of animals were from studies by the artist David Shepherd, a supported of African wildlife.