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John Banovich ( 1964– )

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John Banovich is an American oil painter known internationally for his large, dramatic portrayals of iconic wildlife.  Today, Banovich’s work can be found in many museum, corporate, and private collections.

While Banovich is most closely associated with African species, namely elephants, lions, leopards, cape buffalo and rhinoceros—he’s been to Africa three dozen times on research trips—he has also won accolades for his realistic interpretations of Siberian tigers, Chinese pandas, and North American megafauna (such as grizzly and polar bears, bison, and puma).
 
Besides achieving uncommon popularity among collectors seeking originals and giclée canvas reproductions offered in limited edition, Banovich has tried to be a wildlife art innovator in using his paintings to raise awareness about imperiled species.  He attracted global attention for his unprecedented 10x10-foot square, life-sized painting of an African elephant, titled, “Once Upon A Time,” completed to help draw attention to the growing plague of ivory poaching.
 
Under the umbrella of the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation, money generated through artwork sales has been channeled back to support grassroots conservation efforts that promote habitat protection, science-based wildlife management and sustainable tourism. Over the years, the foundation and its partners have raised millions of dollars.
 

 

 

Artist Works

Lot 177
(2014)
John Banovich (1964–Present)
Buffalo Run (2014)
oil on linen
48 x 60 in
$87,750
Lot 200
(2015)
John Banovich (1964–Present)
Cat and Mouse (2015)
oil on Belgian linen
32 x 48 in
$49,725
Lot 225
(2016)
John Banovich (1964–Present)
Simba ()
oil on canvas
30 1/4 x 42 3/4 in
$26,325
Lot 179
(2011)
John Banovich (1964–Present)
Baobab at Sunset ()
oil on Belgium linen
16 x 20 in
$16,100
Lot 107
(2013)
John Banovich (1964–Present)
Presence of Wolves (2013)
oil on Belgian linen
12 x 24 in
$14,040
Lot 72
(2012)
John Banovich (1964–Present)
Tender Killers (2012)
oil on Belgium linen
12 x 16 in
$11,500
Lot 21
(2009)
John Banovich (1964–Present)
Crossing the Ridge ()
oil on board
28 x 43 in
$10,925
Lot 19
(2010)
John Banovich (1964–Present)
Nomadic Buffalo Hunters (2010)
oil on linen
14 x 18 in
$6,900
Lot 22
(2009)
John Banovich (1964–Present)
Dagga Boy (2009)
oil on linen
12 x 16 in
$5,750
Lot 34
(2007)
John Banovich (1964–Present)
Polar Bears Near Chuchill (2007)
Oil on Linen
11 x 14 in
$4,600
Lot 221
(2015)
John Banovich (1964–Present)
Untitled (Young Bison) ()
oil on canvas
24 x 48 in
$8,000
Lot 124
(2016)
John Banovich (1964–Present)
September ()
oil on canvasboard
12 x 16 in
$3,570