747/950 Lithograph Print – Museum Quality Gallery Framed – Non-glare Glass – Sold Out at Publisher
“At the edge of the sea, this arctic family pauses before venturing into the real world of the polar bear. This is the world of sea and pack ice. Polar bears are completely at home in the sea with their waterproof fur and broad, flat feet furred almost to the toes.” – Robert Bateman. – Print released 1979.
Robert Bateman, OC OBC is a Canadian naturalist and painter, born in Toronto, Ontario. Bateman was always interested in art, but never intended to make a living from it. He was fascinated by the natural world in his childhood; he recorded the sightings of all of the birds in the area of his house in Toronto. He found inspiration from the Group of Seven; he was also interested in making abstract paintings of nature. It was not until the mid-1960s that he changed to his present style, realism. In 1954, he graduated with a degree in geography from Victoria College in the University of Toronto. Afterwards, he attended Ontario College of Education. Although the stage was set for an expert wildlife artist, Bateman moved on to be an art/geography teacher at Nelson High School. However, he still painted in his free time. It wasn’t until the 1970s and 1980s that his work started to receive major recognition. Robert Bateman’s show in 1987, at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, drew a large crowd for a living artist. In 1999, the Audubon Society of Canada declared Bateman one of the top 100 environmental proponents of the 20th century.
|Details:- Arctic Family|
|Image size||18.25" x 26.5"|
|Artist Name||Robert Bateman|
|Asking Price||$$1,000 CDN + S&H CND|