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The World of Robert Bateman

July 1, 2020 – February 2023

Robert Bateman has spent his life immersed in the natural world. A renowned naturalist and artist, he imbues a deep knowledge into his works, bringing attention to the beauty and particularity of nature.

This brand new exhibit by the Bateman Foundation charts the stylistic development of a Canadian icon, from his early experiments in impressionism to the celebrated realist we know today. Featuring sculptures, sketches, and studies alongside some of his most iconic paintings, The World of Robert Bateman unpacks the complex thought process behind each pretty picture.

I can’t conceive of anything being more varied, rich and handsome than the planet earth… I want to soak it up, to understand… then put it together and express it in my painting. This is the way I want to dedicate my life.

Robert Bateman

The World of Robert Bateman explores the stories that inspired the art, tracing a path from his early years experiences, through the anecdotes and influences that led to critical and commercial success.

Limited edition Robert Bateman prints are available in the Bateman Gallery Gift Shop. All proceeds support the Bateman Foundation and our mission of connecting people to nature.