23 March – 21 May 2006. In association with the Cartoon Study Centre, University of Kent and Punch
E H Shepard's biggest regret in life was agreeing to illustrate Winnie the Pooh for A A Milne as it resulted in all his other work during his lifetime being completely overshadowed. Even though drawing Winnie the Pooh was very much a sideline for Shepard, he is only remembered today as the man who drew Pooh. In fact, from 1921 until 1952, he was primarily Punch magazine's leading political cartoonist alongside Sir Bernard Partridge. This exhibition on E H Shepard is the first to completely ignore Winnie the Pooh and focus exclusively on his political cartoons for Punch. The exhibition will consist of fifty of his original cartoons which were published in Punch from 1933 up until his dismissal by the then Editor, Malcolm Muggeridge, in the early 1950s.
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