This important volume is a major contribution to the appreciation of an outstanding American artist, surveying his achievements of fifty years as a professional artist. Opposing trends in modern art, Sheppard has created a highly individual style both in his paintings and sculpture. Though people are familiar with his portraits, landscapes and still life, his reputation has come mainly from his vibrant renderings of the human figure. This book sums up the last fifty years by presenting twenty large paintings, twelve portraits, twenty drawings and sixteen sculptures.
(Cover & house photos by Karl-Dietrich Bühler)