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Bruce Lawes Pledges One Million to Conservation

Bruce Lawes Pledges One Million to Conservation

AFC Signature Member Bruce Lawes, has been winning top awards for his hyper-realistic wildlife paintings for years now. Included in those honors has been several AFC Medals of Excellence and a Best-in-Show.

In 2016, Bruce approached the Jane Goodall Institute with a proposal to support the charity through a series of paintings and limited edition prints, where 100% of the proceeds would support the organization. Founded in 1977 by famed primatologist and international conservation icon, Jane Goodall, today the Institute is one of the world's most respected conservation charities. Appropriately, Bruce's first painting created for fundraising, featured two of the first chimpanzees Goodall studied in the 1960s. It raised $12,000. Since then, through his gifts of artwork, Lawes has raised about $100,000 for the Institute. He has since pledged a total of $1 million eventually. In a recent article in Southwest Art Magazine, Lawes is quoted explaining his generous support, "I don't expect anything in return... Just the sheer honor of working with Jane is enough."

Two of Bruces latest paintings are featured in the upcoming 2020 Artists for Conservation Exhibit. In 2019, Bruce received two of six of the Medals of Excellence awarded.

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