The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh

How E. H. Shepard Illustrated an Icon
James Campbell
Foreword by Minette Shepard
Published by Michael O’Mara

Discover the artistic evolution behind one of the literature’s best-loved characters. Published by Michael O’Mara.

Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood are some of the world’s most beloved characters in children’s literature. But before they appeared in many millions of books and in nearly 50 languages, they started life in the 1920s as the product of a unique collaboration between A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard, with the author and illustrator weaving together text and images in a way that was utterly original for the time. Shepard relished the process and he continued to create artwork for new editions up until his death in 1976 at the age of 96.

In this beautifully presented, full-colour volume, readers not only discover the story behind this remarkable partnership, but also follow the evolution of Shepard’s work, from those first tentative sketches through to the illustrations we know and love, and even on to the characters’ later incarnations at Disney.

Presenting over 125 full colour images – including never-before-published sketches, finished artwork, personal family photographs and memorabilia – this is the perfect gift for those of us who grew up loving Winnie-the-Pooh.

Minette Shepard, the illustrator’s granddaughter, provides a foreword to the book.

Published by Michael O’Mara
Hardback
160 pages
Over 125 colour illustrations
280 mm x 216 mm

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