“Leopard in a Sausage Tree” is one of the most iconic images of Robert Bateman’s incredible collection of paintings. His premier show in 1977 featured this masterpiece and helped to establish a career that was to take him around the globe many times , exploring this vast and fascinating planet . Bateman would see his paintings featured in the most prestigious art galleries and museums around the world for the next three and a half decades.
“I can’t conceive of anything being more varied and rich and handsome than the planet Earth. And its crowning beauty is the natural world. I want to soak it up, to understand it as well as I can, and to absorb it . . . and then I’d like to put it together and express it in my paintings. This is the way I want to dedicate my work.”
– Robert Bateman