Meru Dusk Lesser Kudus – 11-3/8 x 17; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950; $135.00 U.S.
“In all of my African safaris, I had seen the lesser kudu only once before. Greater kudus, although
more spectacular, are relatively easy to see, especially in southern Africa. The lesser kudu is a
more subtle and delicate antelope which lives in dense, thorny scrub. It was the last evening in
Meru National Park – the only place likely to produce a lesser kudu on this family safari. I had
given up hope, but my son, John, said that he had a feeling in his bones that we would “score”.
He was right. As we came around the bend in the track, there he was-a male in his prime. As
we gazed, awestruck, another male emerged from the bush to join him.”
1988 – Meru Park in Kenya
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.