“Descending Shadows” by Robert Bateman - $750

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condition: new
“Descending Shadows” by Robert Bateman
(Canadian, b.1930)

A signed and numbered (#1999/8659)
(sold out)lithograph print
On whiteboard and shrink wrapped
Print measures 33.5” wide X 26.75” tall

"As a species, Canis lupus has adapted to a variety of habitats, including completely open country. Arctic wolves live on the treeless tundra, and the Eurasian subspecies may live on grassy steppe or Israeli deserts. Timber Wolves are generally associated with vast virgin
forests, as in this painting in which I have shown a pack of wolves cautiously emerging from big timber.
As a culture, wolves live communally and teach their young. They are a culture whose lifestyle has evolved in deep forests in need of those vast undisturbed tracts of old trees in order to survive, but the destruction of the forests in the past few decades has far surpassed that of previous centuries. Let us hope that we can find alternative sources of fiber and protect these large areas of old growth forests and the wolves which inhabit them. If we can save some forests, it will benefit not only the wolves, but future
generation of man.” - Robert Bateman

“Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1930, Robert Bateman was a keen artist and naturalist from his early days. Bateman painted wildlife and wilderness in a representational style until his teens when he began to interpret nature using a variety of contemporary styles including post-impressionism and abstract expressionism. In the early 60s, Bateman rediscovered realism and began to develop the style that would make him one of the foremost artists depicting the world of nature. In the 70s and early 80s, Bateman's work began to receive critical acclaim and to attract an enormous following.”

“Since his first one-man show in 1967, Bateman has had numerous sell-out exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Great Britain. His work is in many public and private collections, including several art museums. He was commissioned by the Governor General of Canada to do a painting as the wedding gift for HRH The Prince Charles from the people of Canada. His work is also included in the collections HRH The Prince Philip, the late Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. Bateman has had many one-man museum shows throughout North America, including an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; most of these shows have drawn record-breaking crowds. His honours, awards and honorary doctorates are numerous, he was made Officer of the Order of Canada, our country's highest civilian award. He has also been the subject of three films. Two books of his art, "The Art of Robert Bateman" and "The World of Robert Bateman", have made publishing history; they have sold more that half a million copies.”

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