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Biographical Information about George Sheppard:

George Sheppard?? 1913-1986???????????????????????

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?Every time I paint a portrait, I lose a friend.?

-George Singer Sargent

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Sheppard grew up in Los Angeles and started drawing when he was a small child.? Later he attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Center in Los Angeles.? He had it in mind to be an illustrator and study commercial art, but always found himself drawn to portrait and figure painting.? He had a short term working for Warner Bros. Studios as a sketch artist.? During the World War II years he worked as an illustrator for North American Aviation Magazine.? Later he became a freelance commercial artist in Los Angeles and then San Francisco.? When not doing illustrative work, he studied portrait painting with Jose Moya DelPino at The College of Marin. ?He was gradually able to make the switch from illustrator to full time portrait painter in 1969.? He has an impressive list of commissions* and over 50 residents in the town of Ross where he had his studio.

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  • Steve Bechtel Jr.-Bechtel Inc.
  • Steven Davison Bechtel Sr.-Bechtel Inc.? (Displayed at the Bohemian Club)
  • Dr. Dohrmann K. Pischel
  • Russell T. Sharpe
  • Emerson Lyman
  • Robert England
  • John Hunter
  • John deUries
  • Jerome Hall
  • Myron DuBaui- C.E.O. Fireman?s Fund
  • Dean McHenry- 1st Pres. U.C. Santa Cruz
  • Ann Weir
  • Fred Ferroggiaro- Bank of America board chairman
  • Delphine Ferroggiaro
  • Wiliam J. Palmer- Bohemian Club
  • Marshal Hale
  • Steve Spencer
  • Sara Crump
  • Roberta Hewson Graves- Actress
  • Nancy Grimes- Marin Debutante
  • Kendra Gaither
  • Joan Madden
  • Whitaker Gaither
  • Cheryl Bill
  • Robbie Meyers
  • Bill Matherson- Bohemian Club President
  • Molly Gilardi
  • Elena Henderson-Keating
  • R.J. Jones- Nasa
  • Kelly Shaw
  • Scott Tornga
  • Fred Galbreath- I.N.S. Executive
  • W. Glenn Campbell- Hoover Instution
  • Mr. Shetterly- Clorox C.E.O.
  • Admiral Rizza- Merchant Marines
  • Fritz Kieckhefer

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