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This painting was painted especially for the Nature in Art collection. David Shepherd refers to his early life as 'a series of disasters'. While a boy at school it was his ambition to become a game warden in East Africa. When he left Stowe School, he went to Kenya in 1950 'with the arrogant assumption that I was God's gift to the Kenya National Parks'. He was not appointed and came home again with his 'world in ruins'.
oil on canvas
H 70 x W 150 cm
gift from the artist, 1990
signed David Shepherd 90