About the Painting: Very good condition. A fine drawing of a
beautiful young woman.
Marguerite Kairan, pencil, signed/dated 1933 l/r,
16" x 12" unframed.
About the Artist: 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
recorded action there as well
as the D-Day
invasion in France, and from
painted more than 300 combat
of his war illustrations appeared
publications including "American
and "Life" magazine.
After the war, he became a pioneering
and did many landscape scenes
ski country in New Hampshire
where he was
a member of the Concord Art Association.
He also completed numerous portraits,
habitat backgrounds for the Boston
of Science and mural decorations
US Naval Academy , Williams College
Schubverein Ski Club in Glen,
Shepler was born in Everett,
and studied at the Boston Museum
Fine Art from 1928 to 1929 and
College, where he earned a BA
degree in 1928.
He was active in Boston and in
as President of the Guild of
Peter Falk, "Who Was Who
In addition to the dramatic battle
Shepler captured on paper and
was also very skilled at capturing
He coaxed a wide variety of people
for his pencil - from great commanders,
as Marine Corps Major General
and Admiral William F. Halsey,
Jr., at Guadalcanal,
to junior officers and enlisted
men, to local
civilians and Japanese prisoners
The Navy Art Collection contains
works by Shepler. About 150 of
watercolors. The rest are works
in oil, charcoal,
pastel or pencil.
Source: The Biography from The Navy Museum-US Navy
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 source
of the sitter's name.
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