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Wildlife Artist Discusses His Passion for Natural World

The San Diego Natural History Museum has a new exhibit called "The Art of Robert Bateman." A renowned wildlife painter and conservationist, Bateman will talk about his 70-plus years of painting the na

Wildlife Artist Discusses His Passion for Natural World

Alison St John : Robert Bateman's wildlife painting takes you out into nature. It's almost as good as going for a walk in some remote landscape, except that in some ways it's better.

You get to see the animals that live there up close. The deer standing in dappled shadows by a fences, the black bear leaning out over a granite ledge. Or a cottontail rabbit half hidden in a pile of crisp dry autumn leaves.

Bateman's painting are not just designed to be beautiful. They remind us vividly of the world of nature out there, that we're in danger of forgetting in our urban lives.

Robert Bateman and David Wagner will present a lecture and book signing on Monday, November 17, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. at the San Diego Natural History Museum .  "The Art of Robert Bateman" exhibit will be at the San Diego Natural History Museum through February 1, 2009.

Guests

  • Robert Bateman , renowned wildlife artist and author who's exhibit "The Art of Robert Bateman" is currently showing at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
  • David Wagner , author of "American Wildlife Art" and curator of "The Art of Robert Bateman" exhibit.