Robert Bateman Artist

Robert Bateman Artist Robert Bateman, OC OBC RCA (born 24 May 1930) is a Canadian naturalist and painter, born in Toronto, Ontario.

The majority of Bateman's paintings are acrylic on various media, and have been shown in major one-man exhibitions around the world.  Bateman also has numerous books devoted to his works.  After two decades as a high school teacher, he became a full-time artist in 1976.

In 1999, the Audubon Society of Canada declared Bateman one of the top 100 environmental proponents of the 20th century.

A permanent home for his works can be found in the Inner Harbour of Victoria, BC. The Robert Bateman Centre houses the definitive collection of his works, and also includes a dynamic program of public events. It supports the Bateman Foundation, a not for profit organization to encourage dialogue about humanity's relationship to the natural world.