Greylag and Bean Geese

Eric Ennion 1900 – 1981

Eric Ennion was born on 7th June 1900 at Kettering in Northamptonshire, the son of a country doctor. In 1904 the family moved to Burwell on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens where, after studying medicine at Caius College and St Mary's Hospital, he joined his father's practice in 1926. From an early age he was… Continue reading Eric Ennion 1900 – 1981

Mallard, Marais de Divonne

Robert Hainard 1906-1999

    Robert Hainard was born in Geneva, Switzerland on September 11, 1906. Both of his parents were painters. At age 12, Robert Hainard left primary school, homeschooled by his father he began to learn to draw.  In 1921, he entered the Industrial Arts school. While studying there he met his wife, Germaine Roten he married… Continue reading Robert Hainard 1906-1999

Crowned Cranes

Pauline Hall 1918 – 2007

Pauline studied physiology and zoology at Birmingham University. In 1955 she accompanied her husband to Cape Town, where the wildlife greatly inspired her imagination. She enrolled at the Michaelis School of Art at Cape Town University, studying life drawing and printmaking techniques. She returned to the UK in 1960, but still made numerous trips back… Continue reading Pauline Hall 1918 – 2007

Raymond Sheppard 1913-1958

Raymond Sheppard was a British artist and illustrator of books for children and adults. He wrote books on drawing techniques, but is best known for his illustrations of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea and the works of Jim Corbett.   (please click on an image for more information)   Back to Wildlife… Continue reading Raymond Sheppard 1913-1958

Young Golden Eagle

R.B.Talbot Kelly 1896-1971

Born 20 August 1896, Birkenhead, Cheshire. Died in Warwickshire 30 March 1971. Served in Royal Artillery 1915-1929. Painted throughout his army career, exhibiting regularly at RWS. Director of Art at Rugby School 1929-1966. Chief instructor in camouflage, Royal Artillery 1939-1945. Design consultant for the Pavilion of Natural Science at the Festival of Britain in 1951.… Continue reading R.B.Talbot Kelly 1896-1971

Studies of a Drake Shoveler

Donald Watson 1918 – 2005

Donald Watson was born in Surrey in 1918. As a child he drew birds, with Archibald Thorburn, wildlife artist, encouraging him. His family moved to Edinburgh where he attended Edinburgh Academy where he met George Waterston, director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Scotland and President of the Midlothian Ornithologist's Club.… Continue reading Donald Watson 1918 – 2005