Tiger at Dusk – 15″ x 12″, Clasart – Giclee on Panel, 225 SN and 40 AP, $595.00 U.S.
“This painting was done as a fund-raiser for CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered
Species of Wild Flora and Fauna). CITES’ long-term objective is the rational and sustainable utilization
of the Earth’s living resources for human benefit by encouraging cooperation between all interested parties.
Although habitat destruction is the overwhelming reason for the extinction of species, trade in endangered
animals and plants is literally the straw that breaks the camel’s back. This combined with the power of
Russian Mafia drug dealers, Chinese smugglers and professional well-armed poachers, makes a formidable
force of doom facing the Siberian tiger. Many organizations including CITES are trying to stop this dreadful
trade, but they are out-funded and out-gunned. In this painting, I have shown a young Siberian male
gazing straight into your eyes. Do he and his kin have a future?”
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.