Banyan Ambush – 24″ x 36″ – Acrylic on Panel
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John’s Seerey-Lester Biography
With work hanging at the White House and in permanent, private and Museum collections, throughout the world. John Seerey-Lester has become one of the most renowned of today’s wildlife and historic artists.
Before this, in his native England, John worked as a journalist, magazine editor and local government press officer before gaining enormous popularity in his home country for paintings of nostalgic scenes. Now he has combined that early fascination for historic themes with his continuing interest in wildlife to capture in paint. In a new series of paintings, John is revisiting the late 1800’s and early 1900’s in what is becoming his most successful work.
Above all, John has gained a reputation over the years for producing images with a narrative and which are both mysterious and mystical. Now he has taken this skill to produce a remarkable series of paintings depicting historic hunts of safari legends.
John has received many awards and much recognition for his outstanding achievements in the field of wildlife and sporting art. John was awarded the Ring of Freedom Award by the NRA, and was invited to become a member of the International Order of St. Hubertus. He was Knighted this year, by his Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Andreas of Austria. John’s investiture took place in Houston, Texas, on March 23, 2013.
John lived in Florida, with his wife and fellow award winning wildlife artist Suzie whom he married in January 2000 on Useppa Island, in Southwest Florida.
Sadly, with his wife Suzie at his side, John lost his battle with cancer on May 19, 2020.