Sparring Elephants


Sparring Elephants by Robert Bateman


Sparring Elephants – 28 x 22-1/2; Offset Paper; Edition Size 950; $335.00 U.S.

“Elephants are the most powerful land animals. They live a well-organized and complex social life
and are very sensitive to the intimate relationships between individual members of the herd. This
sensitivity, however, does not preclude the rivalry between males. In the higher animals dispute
may be over females or territories, or just for Sport. This duo is fighting for fun, but when elephants
are involved, great force is used, and damage can occur. I gave the painting a low view point
so that the elephants would loom like a powerful mountainous mass. From the periphery the
egrets scatter like dust from an explosion.”
Robert Bateman


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.