- Category : Art-Fine-art-artist
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 2
Canadian artist and ecologist. His works are primarily of wildlife and natural scenes; his 2005 book "Thinking Like a Mountain" is a work of reflective essays and social critiques, especially about dangers of consumerism and environmental crises. He has also illustrated several books.
Bateman married Suzanne Bowerman in June 1961 and they had three children. In 1975, he married Birgit Freybe, with whom he had two more children. Because of his work with the enviroment, he was decorated at Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee with a medal from the Canadian government in 1977 and has won several awards since then including the Rachel Carson award in 1996, and "Artist of the Year" in 1980. He has taught art in Canada and geography in Nigeria.