Cook Forest Black Bear

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Cook Forest Black Bear – 6″ x 8″ – 450 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Print

“Since the days of the cave man, the bear has been an almost equal neighbor and competitor on this planet. In skirmishes over territory and food, the bears sometimes won. Ultimately, of course, humans took over virtually everything, and soon there was, quite literally, no contest.

A number of tribal peoples through the ages have considered the bear to be sacred (and even “the Keeper of the Land”). At the end of the 20th century caring and conscious people have realized that bears have an important place in our wild ecosystems. Even though we have the power to kill every last one, we choose not to do so out of a sense of nobility. This is why the protection of the Cook Forest, along with its bears, is a reflection of all that is best in the human spirit”. – Robert Bateman

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Robert Bateman has been called the most famous living artist. He continues to paint and tour the world to promote conservation and preservation of nature. We have represented Robert Bateman for decades and are now the sole publisher and distributor of his reproductions. We are so honored to work with him and witness his success. He has made such a massive contribution to the art world and the natural world as an artist and educator of the earth’s most important resources.

Nature as a subject is becoming more and more popular as our environment is in peril. What better subject is there than the beautiful creatures we share this world with? Robert Bateman’s appreciation and understanding of nature are apparent in his paintings. He is able to paint flora and fauna the way your eye would perceive it in real life. It is important that the animal takes full attention. The background becomes muted, and therefore it doesn’t take too much focus away from the subject. His paintings seem effortless and masterful all at once.

Bateman’s eye for composition is unparalleled. Each painting is a composed like a symphony, leading the eye to wander. From the backyards of North America to the sprawling plains of Africa. Robert Bateman captures nature the way it should be enjoyed. Above all he is a champion of wildlife. For this reason he has become a household name for art collectors.