Courtship Display – Wild Turkey – 20″ x 22 1/4″ – 950 Edition Signed and Numbered Paper Print
“The American wild turkey, to me, symbolizes the wild America which greeted the pilgrims when they arrived. The birds, like the land and the Indians, were strong, bold and flamboyant, yet vulnerable. I can imagine the bounty of the hardwood forests existing in harmony with the native Americans. The turkeys
were quite shy and, like the Indian way of life, could not stand the pressures of civilization. Thus, they are scarce in most of their former range.
I tried to show the male in his proudest spring display, like a fierce, tribal warrior. Everything is inflated. To increase the explosive impact I pushed the tail feathers beyond the picture frame and repeated the shape of the arc.” – 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.