Robert Bateman Beauty Of Nature Paintings

Robert Bateman
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This is what Robert has said about painting.

Painting, for me, has never been a hobby. It is not relaxing - writers and athletes would say the same. Since I was twelve, I have always painted unless I am interrupted. It is a labour, but it is what I do . . . a labour of love let us say”.

Robert Bateman Canadian artist/naturalist painter from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, born in 1930 specializes in wildlife. This man was interested in nature from the time he was a little boy. Never really thinking about making a living at anything to do with art he attended the University of Toronto graduating with degree in Geography then went onto Ontario College of Education. He was always painting but ended up being a geography/art teacher in several high schools from 1955 - 1975. He did take a break from teaching for a year in 1957 to go on an around the world trip to visit England, Africa, India, Burma, and Australia as well as other countries. In 1969 Robert put on an exhibit of his paintings in Toronto and he started painting full time in 1976. His paintings were first recognized 1970’s and 1980’s and in 1980 Bateman was named “Artist of the Year” in the American Artist magazine. All of his accomplishments and One Man Exhibits can been seen at Robert Bateman .

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Schools Named After Robert Bateman

Robert Bateman artistry has been highly recognized by many and this man has several schools named after him. Robert Bateman PS opened in 1991 in Ottawa, Ontario and Robert visits the school whenever he is in the area. There is a Robert Bateman High School in Burlington, Ontario as well as the Robert Bateman Secondary School in British Columbia.

At the Royal Roads University in British Columbia there is a Robert Bateman Centre for art where you get insights into the life of Robert Bateman. This center has a collection of his work and educates and inspires people of all ages. In June of 2010, at the age of 79, Robert received Doctor of Laws, honoris causa from Royal Roads University for which he was very honored.

Quote From Robert Bateman

I have always loved the beauty that this man brings to canvas with his magnificent paintings. I do own four prints of his that I cherish.

This is one of my prints that I cherish.
This is one of my prints that I cherish. | Source

Photos From Portraits Of Nature

Photos taken from a book of Painting by Robert Bateman called Portraits of Nature
Photos taken from a book of Painting by Robert Bateman called Portraits of Nature | Source

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Purple Perl, sorry for the late reply. Thank you.

taniya, Thank you. Robert Bateman is a pretty amazing artist.


taniya 4 years ago

AMAZING PAINTINGS. IAM REALLY IMPRESSED


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Purple Perl 5 years ago from Bangalore,India

Beautiful pics. Loved them all.Thanks for sharing.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Docmo thank you so much!


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

I have always loved the skills displayed by artists who draw animal paintings. Bateman is an exceptional talent and it is amazing to see hims work come to life. Great tribute to a fantastic artist- thanks Susan!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

crystolite thanks for reading.

Genna Thanks so much.

Chatkath Thanks for coming by.

Dale Thank you again sir.

ahorseback Bateman has always been one of my favorite artists. Thanks and glad you enjoyed it.


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Roberts art is absolutly grat stuff, as well as this hub........:-]


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hillrider 5 years ago from Mid-west United States

Stopped in and voted ya up girl...


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Beautiful Susan, there are so many places that I have not and will never see, I appreciate your sharing!


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Oh...this work took my breath away. My Dad's family was from Toronto (he was first generation born in the US), and we spent a lot of time in Canada. This may sound sily, but when I look at this artistry, I am reminded of the love my father had for Canada's wildlife and beautiful country. Superb hub.


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Excellent work and thanks for sharing.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Christy thanks.

dahoglund there is one of Batemans prints that I would love to have of an Elephant. Oh if I could only afford it :)


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Those are,indeed, nice animal pictures.I especially like the Wolf Pack in the Moonlight.


Christy 5 years ago

Nice hub Sue, very interesting info!

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