White Encounter – Polar Bear


White Encounter – Polar Bear by Robert Bateman


White Encounter – Polar Bear by Robert Bateman

(31 x 42; Anniversary Ed. Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 290; $1695.00 U.S.)

(42 x 56; Anniversary Ed. Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 99; $2900.00 U.S.)

“What if, traveling the arctic, you entered a blowing snow drift and, unknown to you,
a polar bear entered from the other side? By the time you both knew this, it
would be too late. This painting is the way I expressed the discovery. My
“White Encounter – Polar Bear” came out of a challenge I gave myself to paint most
of a painting in a slender range of almost whites, like a composition on a piano in
four notes high in the tonal treble clef.”
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.

Additional information


31 x 42; Anniversary Ed. Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 290, 42 x 56; Anniversary Ed. Giclee Canvas; Edition Size 99