About: Edward Shenton

Edward Shenton was an illustrator, author, editor, poet, and teacher. He was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, November 29, 1895, and grew up in West Philadelphia. Shenton wrote numerous poems for the Post in the 50s and early 60s, but was best known for his work as an illustrator, earning special distinction as the illustrator of the 1938 novel The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. He also illustrated Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemmingway, and books by Robinson Jeffers, Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, and Alan Villiers.

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