- ISBN: 9781771640725
- Tags: Art & Photography, Gift, Nature & Environment, Robert Bateman,
- Dimensions: 11 x 10
- Published On: 5/16/2014
- 176 Pages
Robert Bateman is one of the world's greatest wildlife artists and most committed naturalists. This exquisite collection of recent works 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.
Robert Bateman has been hailed as the most influential wildlife artist of the twentieth century. Since his first one-man show in 1967, he has had numerous exhibitions in Canada, in the United States, and abroad—including at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and a recent tour of major galleries in Russia—and his work is held in public and private collections worldwide. Bateman is an Officer of the Order of Canada, has been the subject of numerous films, and has twelve honorary degrees. Ten collections of his work have been published, and two of his books have made publishing history by selling more than half a million copies. His lifelong passion for wildlife and nature led to his second career as an advocate for environmental concerns, a role for which he has received numerous awards and public recognition. Bateman lives on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.
"Robert Bateman's ability to render snow, lichen and the sunlight on water is what non-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