David Shepherd

david shepherd, Mukalla
Image size 30" x 19" (76 x 48 cm.)
Overall size complete with french bound mount 37.5" x 27" (95 x 69 cm.)
One in stock; £295

Mukalla - A centuries old Arab fishing townsituated half-way between Aden and Muscat on the Indian Ocean, inaccessable to the outside world except by sea or air.
A handful of European officials and a few thousand Arabs live and work in the blistering heat at the foot of a sombre red and brown mountain towering over the gleaming white mosque
and buildings of a community which time has passed by. A few traders' lorries and one car, strip lighting in the main street, and a gramaphone recording for the Muezzin's call to prayer
are the only concessions to modern living.
This pictorial record is almost certainly the first painting of Mukalla made by a professional artist.


1971 HonoraryDegree in FineArts bythe PrattInstitute in NewYork.
1973 TheOrder ofthe GoldenArk byHRH ThePrince ofTheNetherlands for his services to conservation.
1979 MemberofHonour of the World Wide Fund for Nature
1979 The Order of the British Empire for his services to wildlife conservation. O.B.E.
1986 Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
1988 President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia awarded him with the OrderofDistinguished Service.
1988 Made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
1988 Honorary Doctorate of Science of Hatfield Polytechnic (now the University of Hertfordshire) in 1990.
1996 Officer (Brother) of the Order of St. John.
2004 Granted the Freedom of the City of London.
2008 Awarded a C.B.E. for services to charity and wildlife
signed prints and original paintings and drawings by the world acclaimed artist L.S.Lowry.
Sir William Russell Flint.
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