Dwight Clark Shepler

Dwight Clark Shepler (American) 1905 – 1974
Marguerite Kairan,
 pencil, signed/dated 1933 l/r, 16″ x 12″ unframed

Marguerite Kairan, pencil, signed/dated 1933.
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Estimate: $300. Offers invited.

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Very good condition. A fine drawing of a young woman.

NOTE: This drawing was catalogued by the auctioneer with the name of the sitter. There is evidence that a label may have been affixed to the back, so it’s presumed this was the sitter’s name.

A painter, educator, graphic artist and illustrator, Dwight Shepler was a Navy combat artist during World War II from 1942 to 1946 and was awarded a Bronze Star for his achievements. He served on a destroyer in the Pacific and recorded action there as well as the D-Day invasion in France, and from his observations, painted more than 300 combat scenes. Many of his war illustrations appeared in American publications including “American Heritage” and “Life” magazine.

After the war, he became a pioneering watercolorist and did many landscape scenes including the ski country in New Hampshire where he was a member of the Concord Art Association. He also completed numerous portraits, did habitat backgrounds for the Boston Museum of Science and mural decorations for the US Naval Academy , Williams College and the Schubverein Ski Club in Glen, New Hampshire.

Shepler was born in Everett, Massachusetts and studied at the Boston Museum School of Fine Art from 1928 to 1929 and at Williams College, where he earned a BA degree in 1928. He was active in Boston and in 1969, served as President of the Guild of Boston Artists.

Peter Falk, “Who Was Who in American Art”

Also by this artist:

Tarpaulin Cove, Naushon Island- Watercolor
Sun Valley/”Round House” on Baldy Mountain , 1940 – Poster
March skiing, Vermont – Watercolor
Liberator Fueling, Biscay – Watercolor
First Reconnaissance, Manila Harbor – Watercolor
USS Craven’s Number Three Gun, 1942 – Watercolor


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