Curled Up Swift Fox – 11-5/8 x 9-3/8; Offset Paper; Edition Size 1950; $115.00 U.S.
“The plains bison is not the only species that almost disappeared after Europeans
arrived on the prairies. Just as integral a member of the mixed grasslands
ecosystem was the swift fox, a nocturnal hunter no bigger than a large house
cat. Despite its speed – it can run up to 37mph in short bursts – and the fact
that its fur was not especially prized, by 1900 only a few isolated populations
remained, and by the late 1930s the swift fox had completely disappeared from
the Canadian prairies, the northern fringe of its reign. In ensuing years
the U.S. population has continued to decline, but the Canadian population
has recently begun to make a comeback.”
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.