Releasing early July – Pre order yours today!
Edition Size: 500 – Signed by the Artist – Paper size: 22.6″ x 34″ – Image size: 18.6″ x 30″
We are excited to release this very 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 will 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.
“When I painted this giraffe I was evolving from the abstract painter I had been in my early 30s back to a representational nature painter. The piece is strongly influenced by cubism. It is deliberately flat and colourful with a sense of motion in the treatments and brushwork. It is unusually bright and lively compared to my present more subdued and realistic style but this lends a certain joy to the image.” -Robert Bateman
“I met Robert Bateman in 1951 at the University of Toronto. Bob was in his fourth year of an undergraduate degree in geography, and I was in my first year of biology. We were both members of the Naturalist Club and got together with a group of like-minded students on the weekends to explore the local birds, flowers, and wild nature. Later, in the 1950s, Bob and I separately traveled to Africa. I went to pursue my passion for studying giraffe and Robert traversed the continent taking in the beauty of its nature and culture. When I returned to Canada Bob presented me with this painting as a gift and I have cherished it all my life. 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
From an original painting created for Anne Dagg by Robert Bateman in 1960. Original measures 21.3″ x 35″ – 1960
Also available in a larger size: Tall Order – Giraffe – Large