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Happy Birthday Ernest!

English artist and book illustrator Ernest Howard Shepard was born in St. John’s Wood, London on December 10, 1879. He was known for creating several of the most famous anthropomorphic characters in children’s literature.

He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry and devotion to duty during World War I. After the war, he returned to his career as an illustrator.

He would meet A.A. Milne in 1923 and turn Milne’s characters into the boy, bear, piglet, donkey and others we all know so well. He illustrated numerous other children’s books including Aesop’s Fables, David Copperfield, The Reluctant Dragon and The Wind in the Willows. Sadly, Shepard came to resent the famous bear he helped create as he felt it overshadowed his other work.


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