Rupert Shephard (1909-1992)

Artist Name Rupert Shephard (1909-1992)
Title Battersea Park, London, 1945
Description Rupert Shephard, Slade School trained and Euston Road artist  painted this lovely British city landscape. Painted in 1945, it depicts Battersea park in London and the view shows the bridge that was erected in case of damage to the Albert Bridge and was a temporary war measure. It is painted in an Impressionist palette with strong greens in the foreground and then the misty Thames and bridge seen through the wintry trees. This is a lovely, vibrant atmospheric Slade School painting and an excellent example of Shephard's work. 
Signed and dated 1945 lower left.
Provenance Midlands Estate.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 24 x 20 inches
Frame Fine gallery frame 28 inches by 25 inches. Very good condition.
Condition In good original condition.
Biography Rupert Shephard (1909-1992) studied at the Slade School of Art from 1926 until 1929. On leaving the Slade, Shephard became a schoolmaster using his evenings to paint. He had exhibited his paintings since 1929 at various London venues.

In 1937, the inaugural year of the Euston Road School of Drawing and Painting, he exhibited with the school's founder members William Coldstream, Claude Rogers, and Victor Pasmore at the Storran Gallery. During the Second World War he worked as an official war artist. He subsequently moved to South Africa with his family to become the director of the Michaelis Art School at the University of Cape Town. He returned to England in 1962 and painted full-time from then on.
Price £3750
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