Shepard, Mary (1909–2000)

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Shepard, Mary (1909–2000)

English illustrator. Name variations: Mary Eleanor Jessie Knox. Born Mary Eleanor Jessie Shepard, Dec 25, 1909, in Surrey, England; died in London, Sept 4, 2000; dau. of Ernest H. Shepard (illustrator) and Florence Eleanor (Chaplin) Shepard (artist); attended Slade School of Art; m. Edmund George Valpy Knox (editor for Punch), Oct 2, 1937 (died Jan 2, 1971); children: (stepdaughter) penelope Knox (died 1999) who wrote novels as Penelope Fitzgerald.

Following in footsteps of her father who had illustrated A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" series, began illustrating P.L. Trqavers' "Mary poppins" series (1932).

see also Women in World History.