|Description: ||Signed at lower right: “Warren Sheppard”
The painter, illustrator, and writer Warren Sheppard was born in Greenwich, New Jersey, and studied at the Cooper Union Art School in New York and with Mauritz Frederik de Haas (1832–1895).
Sheppard exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association from 1874 to 1881, the National Academy of Design from 1880 to 1899, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1884. He was awarded a gold medal at the Denver Expo in 1884, and exhibited at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904. In addition to painting, Sheppard was an accomplished designer and navigator of racing yachts who wrote books on those subjects and even won the prestigious New York to Bermuda race. Sheppard was active in Paris and Venice between 1888 and 1893, and was noted for his canal scenes of the historic Italian city on the Adriatic.
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