Robert Bateman

Easton Press Robert Bateman books

Natural Worlds - Signed Limited Edition - 1996
Birds - Signed Limited Edition - 2002


Robert Bateman biography

Robert Bateman is a Canadian naturalist, artist, and environmentalist born on May 24, 1930, in Toronto, Ontario. He is renowned for his realistic and detailed wildlife paintings, which have garnered widespread acclaim for their artistic excellence and dedication to the portrayal of the natural world. Robert Bateman's early passion for nature and wildlife was evident from his childhood. He explored the outdoors extensively and developed a keen interest in observing and understanding the intricacies of the natural world. This deep connection with nature laid the foundation for his later artistic endeavors.

Bateman pursued formal art education at the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University) in Toronto, where he honed his skills and developed his distinctive style. His commitment to accurately capturing the beauty of wildlife led him to become one of the world's foremost wildlife artists. Throughout his career, Robert Bateman has created an extensive body of work that includes paintings, sketches, and prints featuring a diverse array of wildlife, from birds and mammals to landscapes. His art not only showcases his technical prowess but also reflects his conservationist ethos, emphasizing the importance of preserving biodiversity and the environment.

Apart from his artistic contributions, Bateman has been actively involved in various conservation initiatives. He has used his platform to raise awareness about environmental issues and the need for wildlife conservation. His advocacy work has earned him recognition and accolades, further solidifying his reputation as a prominent figure in both the art and conservation communities. Over the years, Robert Bateman's impact has extended beyond the realm of art, making him a respected voice for environmental stewardship. His paintings are featured in numerous private and public collections, and he has received numerous awards for his artistic achievements and environmental advocacy.


Natural Worlds

This is a breathtaking exploration of the living systems upon which all life depends in magnificent new sketches and paintings by the world's foremost wildlife artist. The living systems explored in the book range from Poland's haunting ancient waterways to Costa Rica's cloud forests to North America's pristine yet dwindling wild realms.


Scarlet macaws weave in and out of the rainforest canopy...

The elegant silhouette of a Kori bustard appears on the African savanna...

Internationally acclaimed wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has sketched and painted bird life in every corner of the globe. And a lifetime of observing an extraordinary range of species has given him a wealth of knowledge about bird habitats, behavior, and survival skills. Now, in this unique volume, Robert Bateman's newest paintings are combined with his insightful reflections on bird life in splendid pages that will delight nature and art lovers alike.

This personal birding odyssey begins at Bateman's easel on an island off Canada's Pacific coast, where herons, kingfishers, and bald eagles pass by his studio windows. From there it proceeds to a variety of North American destinations ranging from a seabird colony on Alaska's Pribil of Islands to the waterways of Florida's Everglades. Bateman has also explored many international wildlife sanctuaries and his unforgettable experiences there are re-created in evocative color painting and vivid first-person recollections.

Lavishly illustrated and informatively written, Birds is an intimate appreciation of some of the planet's most beautiful and fascinating creatures by an artist who has been capturing them on canvas for over forty years.

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