Legends of the Hunt

With his artwork hanging in the White House, John Seerey-Lester has become one of the most renowned wildlife and plein air artists in the world.

Now in the book Legends of the Hunt, he shares his passion for wildlife in a stunning gallery of 105 paintings depicting the greatest sportsmen and explorers between the years 1849 and 1933. His riveting stories and images bring to life their legendary adventures, from life-and-death encounters with dangerous game to bizarre happenings that defy explanations.

Legends of the Hunt, is for anyone who remembers the distant roar of a lion on an African night, the welcome smell of a north country campfire, or the taste of dust as you trek through the scrub in the equatorial heat. John Seerey-Lester wants you to smell that smoke, taste that dust and hear that lion when you look at his paintings and read his stories. Altogether it’s a remarkable journey – one that you will treasure always.

This new book contains some 200 pages with over 100 beautiful paintings by John Seerey-Lester. It also includes amazing stories about legends such as Theodore Roosevelt, Jim Corbett, Frederick Selous and many more as retold by John.

The long awaited book is now available, and you can order your copy today. We are offering four different editions of the Legends Of The Hunt, they are:

Trade Edition: Large format, four-color hard bound coffee table book with dust jacket $60.00.

Elephant Edition – Leather bound limited edition of 950 with a special print, signed and numbered by John Seerey-Lester $150.00.

Lion Edition – Luxurious leather bound limited edition of 520 with a hand colored print signed and numbered by John Seerey-Lester $250.00.

Black Mane Lion Edition – Only 30 Lion Editions will have an original painting, included in the front of the book, along with the hand colored print for only $950.00. Sorry, sold out!


January 28, 2010

Seerey-Lester’s New Book Enthralls SCI

The launching of John Seerey-Lester’s long awaited large format book Legends of the Hunt was a huge success at Safari Club International’s (SCI) annual convention this month in Reno, NV. The launching of the book was timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt returning from his East African Safari in 1910.

The deluxe “Black Mane Lion” limited edition sold out in three days and the other editions sold so well that they are already in low inventory.

John says: “I was truly amazed and overwhelmed by the response to my book. Its production has been a labor of love and the way it has been received is most gratifying and beyond my expectations.”

The photos below show John Seerey-Lester presenting former President George W. Bush with copies of his book Legends of the Hunt at the booth of his gallery Call of Africa during the SCI convention.


John Seerey-Lester presenting his book, Legends of the Hunt
to President George W. Bush at SCI Convention.


John Seerey-Lester talking about his book Legends of the Hunt
with President George W. Bush.

Click HERE to read the letter of Thanks from President Bush.