98/950 Lithographic Print – Museum Quality Gallery Framed – Non-glare Glass – Sold Out at Publisher
“The idea for this painting came while driving on one of those bright, cold, January days, with a strong northwest wind following a snowstorm. The back roads near our home were mostly blown bare, but here and there they were clogged with thick drifts…then the thought occurred to me about traveling in the Arctic. What if you entered a drift and unknown to you, a polar bear entered the drift from the other side. By the time you both knew this, it would be too late. With polar bears it is important to see them from as far away as possible. As soon as I returned from the drive, I did a sketch of the concept. This painting is the way I expressed the discovery.” – Robert Bateman. – Print published in 1980
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:- White Encounter
||20.25" x 27.25"
||$$4,500 CDN + S&H CND