Vulture and Wildebeest


Vulture and Wildebeest by Robert Bateman

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Vulture and Wildebeest – 20 x 30-1/4; Offset Paper; Edition Size 550; $295.00 U.S.

“The balance of nature is a story of life and death. Virtually all living organisms depend on other
organisms for food; in most cases, when something is eaten, its life must end.Even the building
of our homes or the printing of our newspapers involves the death of trees and sometimes
whole forests.

Too often we refuse to face this fact. We buy our meat neatly packaged in plastic;
in fact, our entire lives seem to be done up in neat packages. We are often simply
consumers, with less and less involvement in the real world, decision making, or the
consequences of our actions.

We can see this in the crisis of our forests, our soils, our garbage and our pollution.
This painting shows the tougher side of nature, but it is nonetheless real and
important. I found the imagery very exciting. It gave me the chance to have
fun with vivid colors and the repetition of very strong forms, as shown in
the skull, horns, claws and beak. I think this is one of my more
powerful and interesting works.”
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.