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Robert Bateman is one of the world's greatest wildlife artists and most committed naturalists. This exquisite collection of recent works, all reproduced here for the first time in book form, is published in honor of his 80th birthday and features 75 full-color reproductions of paintings depicting both North American and international wildlife scenes. This glorious edition includes an essay by Bateman in which he shares his wisdom on nature, environmentalism, education, and the role of art in the preservation of wilderness, as well as black-and-white sketches and commentary on specific works. Bateman: New Works is an essential addition to any Bateman collection and 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 20th 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. 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 in Salt Spring, British Columbia.