Releasing early July June – Pre order yours today!
Edition Size: 500 – Signed by the Artist – Paper size: 28″ x 16.8″ – Image size: 24″ x 11.8″
We are excited to release this special, never-before-seen limited edition Robert Bateman print in collaboration with the Anne Innis Dagg Foundation! All proceeds from the sale of this exclusive print support the missions of both the Anne Innis Dagg Foundation and The Bateman Foundation. Anne Dagg, the woman who loves giraffes, made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa in 1956 to become the first western researcher to study giraffes in the wild. But upon returning home a year later with ground-breaking research, she found the barriers she faced as a female scientist far harder to overcome. Since then, Anne has gained immense notoriety for her research and for breaking down walls for women in science. With an award winning feature documentary and a collection of published books, she continues to contribute to research from her home in Waterloo, Ontario.
“Robert Bateman and I met at the University of Toronto in the 1950s through the Naturalists Club. He became a masterful painter best known for exquisite depictions of wildlife and as a biologist I became globally recognized for my seminal research with giraffe. Robert gifted me the wonderful painting, Running Wild, decades ago and I’m thrilled to offer it from my personal collection. The artist and the scientist are joined in this brilliant work. Over the last 30 years giraffe populations have declined 40% due to habitat destruction, poaching, wildfires, drought, and illegal trafficking of trophies. The Anne Innis Dagg Foundation was established to raise awareness and to further the efforts around giraffe conservation within Africa by engaging the locals and their communities. ” – Anne Innis Dagg
“A running giraffe is maybe not quite as elegant as a running cat or horse but there is a certain dignity and grace to their loping gait. They still cover a lot of ground when being chased by lions, leopards or hyenas. And their karate-like kick is a deadly defence. In this painting they look almost playful rather than pursued.” -Robert Bateman
From an original painting created for Anne Dagg by Robert Bateman in 1960.