Polar Bear Profile
22/56 Artist Proof – Museum Quality Gallery Framed – Non-glare Glass – Sold Out at Publisher
“My main interest in doing this painting was in exploring the fur, which is not really white but a glowing cream color. Moving across the bear from muzzle to head to flank is an adventure for the eyes. It is like flying over a complex landscape. The pale, uniform color of the polar bear allows me to concentrate on the form in this landscape without the confusing variables of pattern and color. I want one to be able to feel the fur in one’s imagination. I certainly would not want to try in real life.” – Robert Bateman. – Print released in 1982.
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:- Polar Bear Profile|
|Image size||20" x 30.5"|
|Artist Name||Robert Bateman|
|Asking Price||$$2,500 CDN + S&H CND|