Robert Bateman – explore von Essen Galerie for the artist reproduction wall art prints. Whether it be wall prints or other art media you will find just what you are looking for.
Bateman (1930- ) is a Canadian naturalist, educator, and painter. As a young boy, he was fascinated by his natural surroundings, particularly birds. He also enjoyed art but did not intend to make it a career.
After high school, he attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute in Toronto, the University of Toronto, and the Ontario College of Education to earn degrees in geography and education. From there, he went on to spend 20 years as a high school art and geography teacher in Ontario and Nigeria. With his free time during this period, he also continued to paint. By 1976, his artwork was beginning to gain recognition and he ended his career as a formal educator to devote more time to painting. In 1977, he signed with Mill Pond Press to begin distribution of his work as limited-edition fine art prints.
The artist’s paintings are part of the realism genre of fine art. He was influenced by the members of the Group of Seven, a Canadian art movement from the early 20th century. Nearly all his pieces feature an animal in their natural habitat. His subjects range from cardinals to grizzlies to whales, with birds being a favorite.