Robert McLellan Bateman
Born: Toronto, Ontario
Place of Birth: May 24, 1930
Robert Bateman developed an interest in drawing and art as a youth.
His family home was situated in countryside where he was able to relate to nature.
Following high school, Robert Bateman worked as a naturalist at the Royal Ontario Museum.
He was influenced by the works of the Group of Seven and fellow artists Gordon Payne and Carl Shaefer.
Bateman developed paintings in several forms but gradually went back to painting in realism style.
He once was commissioned by the federal government for a painting to be presented to Prince Charles as a wedding present.
Often setting attendance records, he has put on many one-man showings of his paintings.
While best known for his paintings, Robert Bateman has also written several record setting books including one on African wildlife.
He has been presented with the prestigious Officer of the Order of Canada award.
Robert Bateman is considered one of the world's greatest wildlife artist.
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