Robert Bateman (born 1930) is a Canadian naturalist and painter, born in Toronto, Ontario. Even as a child he was interested in art and wildlife. He found inspiration from the Group of Seven, making abstract paintings of nature.
It wasn’t until the mid 1960’s that he changed to his present style, realism.
Bateman was always interested in art, but he never intended on making a living from it. He was fascinated by the natural world in his childhood. As a child he recorded the sightings of all of