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Beast (New Retrospective Book Of John's Paintings) By John Banovich

By John Banovich

Beast ( New Retrospective Book of John's Paintings ) by John Banovich

How does it feel to meet the chill stare of a man-eating lion? To feel the hot breath of a hungry polar bear? To test the protective gaze of a mother gorilla? Through his world-famous art, John Banovich unearths the answers in his first book

The first time John Banovich picked up a paintbrush as a young boy in Butte, Montana, he knew he was meant to be an artist. Something in his DNA compelled him to study, marvel and translate to canvas the animals that roamed before his pure artist's eye. The story of his early struggles and inevitable successes will inspire you to believe that dreams really do come true. And his commitment to conserving the animals and wild places brought to life in his paintings will serve as an example to us all. As you journey through the 112 reproductions of his stunning paintings, 43 expertly drawn sketches and 73 telling photographs, you will see his life and paintings progress and mature. Page after page, Banovich`s body of work will give you the rare chance to look into the very heart of the BEAST.

Years of worldwide travels to explore wild animals at close range have allowed him to capture the essence of their spirits on canvas. Each intimate painting reveals something about the subject, John Banovich and ultimately the viewer.

"I have dreamed of this book for the past twenty years. A place to share many of the adventures I have been privileged to experience on my journeys around the world. It will introduce you to the creative process that began at age 7 and tell the story of how I evolved to be an artist.

It will give you an intimate glimpse into the world of the most exotic Beasts we are blessed to share the planet with.....and reveal the challenges facing the animals living in these wild places. From journal entries, field sketches, to over 100 finished paintings this book gives you an unparalleled look into the eyes of the BEAST!" -John Banovich

BEAST features 264 large-format pages and illustrates the dramatic artwork. Created by JOHN BANOVICH from the start of his career through today. Written with David Cabela - Introduction by James Bellis - Foreword by Guy Coheleach -Prologue by Jack Hanna

This elegantly designed, milestone book is a must-own for anyone who is a collector of Banovich`s originals, published works, enjoys animals and conservation, has faced big game in the wild, or desires a chance to look over a master`s shoulder.

COLLECTORS EDITION LIMITED TO ONLY 125 artist-signed and numbered edition Books. Premium leather-covered, hand-bound book. One of a kind, printed, personalized dedication page written by John Banovich to you, your family, lodge or club. Folio size, 17" x 13.5", housed in a PERSONALIZED, vertical grain African mahogany wood, silk-lined, hand crafted custom presentation case.

SIGNATURE EDITION - SOLD OUT LIMITED TO 500 artist-signed, quality editions printed in large 14" x 11" size. Leatherette- bound book with fitted canvas-texture slipcase. Includes Book and Signed and Numberd 9-1/2" x 12" limited edition (500) Giclée Paper Conte Sketch by John Banovich.

EDITIONS AND REQUESTED EDITION NUMBERS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY Full payment is required to secure your limited edition copy. Payment will be processed at the time of your order (scheduled for October 2009 delivery). Prices above do not include packaging and shipping; payable upon receipt. *Personalization & dedication page of the Collector's Edition require pre-order. A traditional hardcover book is available for sale at $SOLD OUT. Great African Wildlife art book for sale.

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