Friday, July 13, 2012

Save the Date – Robert Bateman Coming November 10

Artist, naturalist, activist and poet with a paintbrush, Robert Bateman returns to Gallery One this fall and we couldn’t be more excited!  This prolific artist has produced over 2,000 wildlife images and is far and away the world's premier artist of the natural world.  They’ve even named schools after him! 

White Encounter
Bateman taught high school for 20 years, including two years in Nigeria, before giving it up to paint full time in 1976.  His awards, honors, and honorary doctorates include Officer of the Order of Canada; their highest civilian award.  His influence is strongly felt through his many movies, videos and books including,  The Art of Robert Bateman, The World of Robert Bateman, Robert Bateman: An Artist in Nature and Robert Bateman: Natural Worlds and Birds.  As a spokesman for environmental and preservation issues, he uses his artwork to raise millions of dollars for these worthy causes.  Locally, he raised $33,000 for the Red Brick Schoolhouse in Willoughby.  Read more about his life in his biography.

Back in 1982, Robert made his first American appearance at Gallery One.  At that time, he was new to the U.S. art market...and yet he attracted crowds worthy of a rock star.  His loyalty to Gallery One and Gallery One collectors is notable and is matched by our fondness and respect for him, his work and his contributions to conservation.

Chief - American Bison
For a preview of his complete collection of wildlife life art visit Robert Bateman at    Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit with this legendary artist!

And by the way, Alan Brown is amassing a fabulous collection of old and rare Bateman works in anticipation of his visit.  Give him a call at 800.621.1141 to reserve all your favorites now.

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