"A Trophy Day" - Giclee Print by John Seerey-Lester

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"A Trophy Day" - Giclee Print by John Seerey-Lester

Giclée canvas print by John Seerey-Lester.

Size: 16" x 20", edition size - 100 s/n

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Giclée canvas print by John Seerey-Lester

Size: 16" x 20", edition size - 100 s/n


"It is around 1906 when Famous Austrian white hunter, Fritz Schindelar set out on Safari from the Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi. On the way he encountered and was charged by a large male lion, which he immediately shot and brought down. The story goes that as the lion lay dying he took the beast’s head and cradled it in his arms until it expired.

 In my painting I’ve imagined the moment the hunters return to camp, which is still in the process of being set up. The lion, now dead, has been brought back to camp by the Kikuyu bearers and the witnesses to the shooting are recounting the story as Fritz rests from his ordeal, in the foreground tent.

The story was no doubt repeated and expanded upon many times at the Norfolk bar, where a photo of the incident hung for many years. The real irony is that Fritz would later meet his death by Lion."

John Seerey-Lester

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About The Artist - John Seerey-Lester - Wildlife Artist 

John Seery LesterWith 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.John has had over 400 different limited edition prints produced over the years, which led to him being one of the most sought after artists. John has gained a reputation over the years for producing images with a narrative and which are both mysterious and mystical.

He has been chosen to exhibit works in the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s “Birds in Art” and “Wildlife: An Artist’s View”, shows each year since 1983 and his paintings are in their permanent collection. He has been made Master or Featured Artist for nearly every major wildlife art show over the years. He has also displayed in several other Museums such as the Gilcrease Museum, and National Museum of Wildlife Art, and in many other permanent collections such as Bennington Center for the Arts, and Nature in Art Museum. John is on the board of The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, the Board of Artists for Conservation, and has a regular column in Sporting Classics Magazine.

John and Suzie Seerey-Lester returned from Canada as proud recipients of the prestigious Simon Combes Award for Conservation. The Seerey-Lesters have been involved in raising funds for conservation for over 30 years. John has raised millions of dollars personally to save African and American wildlife and habitat. Both devote a large amount of time every year raising funds for their favorite groups.

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