|Not comparing apples to oranges but Roses to Rhododendron.|
Neither artist painted much in the way of flowers.
|Despite his best efforts, it seems obvious the Canadian painter|
was not cut out to be an Abstract Expressionist. These were
done when he was between 18 and 20 years of age.
|The upper landscape by the British Bateman reflects the horticultural|
background of the father and sons, while the lower landscape is
typical of the Canadian Bateman's remote, picturesque preferences.
|Mother and Child, 1880s,|
British Robert Bateman.
|The Canadian Robert Bateman and his painted friend.|
|A small sampling of the Canadian Bateman's hundreds of|
wildlife paintings and prints (the ones I particularly liked)
|A major sampling of he British Robert Bateman's work.|
|The Artist's Wife, 1886,|
|The Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria, B.C.|