The long-awaited collection of new works by the world's most beloved wildlife painter and conservationist.
Robert Bateman is one of the world's greatest wildlife artists and most committed naturalists. This exquisite collection of recent works, all reproduced here for the first time in book form, features more than one hundred full-colour reproductions depicting both North American and international mammals, birds, and other wildlife, as well as black-and-white details and sketches. This glorious edition features an introduction and eleven short essays by Bateman in which he shares his wisdom on nature, environmentalism, education, and the role of art in the preservation of wilderness. The text also includes commentary on specific works. Bateman: New Works is an essential addition to every Bateman collection or a satisfying introduction to the work of this revered and iconic artist.
About the author
Canadian painter Robert Bateman has been featured in exhibits across the globe, opening a permanent exhibition at The Robert Bateman Centre, in Victoria, B.C., in 2013. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1984 and a Member of the Order of British Columbia in 2001. In 2013, he was awarded the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Gold Medal in recognition for his commitment to preserving the Canadian landscape. Bateman’s notable achievements include being named one of the twentieth century’s 100 Champions of Conservation by the U.S. National Audubon Society in 1998 and bestowed the Amnesty International Human Rights Defender Award in 2007. A beloved teacher, avid geographer, and renowned naturalist celebrated for his accessible realist style, Bateman is a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts. He is the bestselling author of fourteen books, including his memoir Life Sketches. He continues to paint and lives with his artist wife, Birgit, in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Visit BatemanCentre.org for more information on Bateman and his art.
p class=review_text>Robert Bateman's ability to render snow, lichen and the sunlight on water is whatnon-artists think of as 'magic' . . . His illustrations are superb, and I heartily endorse his sales pitch: 'Every adult who knows a child, go out into nature with that child once every weekend.' —Times Colonist