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Larry Norton

Born 1963

Larry Norton first exhibited his paintings of African Wildlife with Burlington Paintings in 1994 and has subsequently held many further highly successful one-man shows including the the largest show of his career, entitled 'Norton's African Safari' held in 2003.

The well-known African Wildlife artist, Larry Norton first exhibited with Burlington Paintings in 1994 and has subsequently held two further highly successful one-man shows, in 1998 'African Epic' and in 1999 'Cats of Africa and Asia'. In 2003, Larry Norton had the largest show of his career, entitled 'Norton's African Safari', over 40 paintings of wildlife across the African Continent from Cape to Cairo which was held at Burlington Paintings.

Norton is now based in Cape Town, but was born in Zimbabwe and has lived and worked there most of his professional life. He has been actively involved in wildlife preservation and through his art has supported a number of conservation causes.

Commission Paintings As well as the stock available, commissions can be arranged with Larry Norton through Burlington Paintings. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Whether it be a particular subject or animal that you would like to have painted, Larry Norton will prepare a sketch for approval and once agreed will complete the oil painting to the specified size.

Exhibited: London, New York, Canada, Johannesburg, Harare, Texas and Boston.

Background Biography Larry Norton was born in Zimbabwe in 1963. He grew up on a farm in the north east of the country where he began drawing as a boy. He continued his passion for painting whilst studying for an agricultural degree in Australia, and later, when working as a white-water rafting guide on the Zambezi River. In 1988 he began his career as a professional artist and has since exhibited around the world, including several enormously successful exhibitions in New York and London.

In 1989 Larry Norton received the Catasus Medal (the Society of Animal Artists' most prestigious award). He was also the winner of the Safari Club International inaugural art show in 1990 and in 1997, Larry was awarded the Activities Press Print Award by the Society of Animal Artists, Ohio, USA.

Larry has illustrated numerous publications on Africa and its wildlife, including 'Zambezi - River of the Gods' published by Andre Deutsch of London, 'African Wildlife in Art - Master Painters of the Wilderness' by David Tomlinson, 'The Secret River' by Sir Laurens van der Post and most recently, 'Months of the Sun' by Ian Nyschens.

In 1992 Larry undertook a year-long expedition with bush pilot Tom Claytor. Together, artist and pilot crossed eighteen countries in North, West and Central Africa. Claytor's book on the entire voyage will be illustrated by Larry. In 1995 he participated in a three-month expedition for National Geographic Television filming life on the Zambezi, from its source to the sea. The artist was also featured in the 'Okavago Series', a documentary for French Television (Ushia TFI) on the Zambezi River and its course through Mozambique and Zimbabwe Back to list