Polar Bears at Baffin Island
34/56 Artist Proof – Museum Quality Gallery Framed – Non-glare Glass – Sold Out at Publisher
Polar bears are generally loners. They seldom cooperate on the kill, and mated pairs are rarely seen together. However, the female will spend a long time with her one or two cubs giving them lessons of the hunt. Sometimes the young bear can be almost as big as its mother before it goes out on its own.
“In this painting, I have been gazing into the landscape which is the direction I want the viewer to gaze. I would like the viewer to be carried back across the pack ice, past the sea mist and up the rugged valley. As we move up the valley, we explore waterfalls, cliffs and concave and convex slopes. Finally, we reach the top and the permanent ice cap, which has formed into a massive, simple sculpture.” – Robert Bateman. – Published 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 Bears at Baffin Island|
|Image size||27.25" x 20"|
|Artist Name||Robert Bateman|
|Asking Price||$$2,000 CDN + S&H CND|