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John Seerey-Lester

About John Seerey-Lester

With work hanging at the White House and in permanent, private and museum collections throughout the world, John Seerey-Lester has become one of the most renowned of today's wildlife and historic artists. He moved to America over 30 years ago, making it his base of operation and is now proud to be a citizen of the USA. He joined Mill Pond Press in Venice, Florida and has had over 400 of his images published in limited edition prints. He has visited such diverse locations as Africa, China (where he painted the rare Giant Panda in the wild), India, the Arctic and Antarctica as well as Central and South America. John has gained a reputation over the years for producing images with a narrative and which are both mysterious and mystical. John has received many awards and much recognition for his outstanding achievements in the field of wildlife art.

John was Knighted by his Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduke Andreas of Austria, for his work in conservation. John is now known as Sir John Seerey-Lester. John and his wife Suzie received the Simon Combes Award for Conservation in 2014. He was awarded the Ring of Freedom by the NRA. John and Suzie had a two man show at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute - Keeping the World Wild. John has been in the Society of Animal Artists Annual Shows, including the world museum tour since the early 1980s. He is the Hunters Leadership Forum resident Artist. John is known as the "Godfather of Wildlife Art", he has also become the "Preeminent modern day painter of Theodore Roosevelt". He has exhibited in the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's "Birds in Art' and "Wildlife; An Artist's View", regularly since 1983. He was commended by His Royal Highness Prince Phillip for his work in conservation. John has been Master or Featured Artist for nearly every major wildlife show both in the US and the UK, over the past 42 years. He has paintings exhibited in most major museums such as the Gilcrease Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Bennington Center for the Arts, Nature in Art, and Sonora Desert Museum to name a few.

Click on the images below to view John Seerey-Lester's artwork available for sale at this year's show.

Artist Statement

Ice Pack - I have always been fascinated with wolves and have studied and painted them in various parts of the sub-Arctic, the Yukon as well as in Montana and Wyoming. This painting will be part of my next book. “Legendary Hunters and Explorers” due out early next year and will accompany a harrowing story about the mountain man Hugh Glass.

Study for Polychrome Moon - This painting of a pair of Dall’s Rams is a depiction of what Charles Sheldon might have seen after his nerve-racking climb up the Polychrome Mountains in 1908. Sheldon spent some three years hunting and studying the wildlife of the sub-Arctic. He was eventually responsible in turning Denali into a National Park. This painting will be part of my next book. “Legendary Hunters and Explorers” due out early next year .

Past Artwork


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