John Banovich is known internationally for his large, dramatic portrayals of iconic wildlife and his deep passion, knowledge and unwavering commitment to conservation. Banovich’s art is in prominent museum, corporate and private collections and has been exhibited in numerous prestigious venues around the globe. Banovich has been showcased on CBS’ Entertainment Tonight, The Outdoor Channel, Great American Country Channel, Orion Entertainment and PBS. NBC has written about his dedication to conservation work and named him an NBC Cause Celebrity. In 2019 – 2020, the Nevada Museum of Art and the Witte Museum feature Banovich in a one-man exhibition titled The King of Beasts: A Study of the African Lion. Banovich has studied lions for decades, and through the Lion P.R.I.D.E. Initiative, the body of work created for this exhibition serves as an homage to these animals and explores questions about mankind’s deep fear, love and admiration for these creatures.
In 2007 Banovich founded the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation, the culmination of his tireless conservation efforts over the past two decades. Through his career as an artist, Banovich has inspired a deeper understanding of the world and its wildlife, encouraging successful conservation efforts and awareness of endangered species and their habitats. Under the umbrella of his Banovich Wildscapes Foundation, money generated through artwork sales has been channeled back into support efforts that promote habitat protection, science-based wildlife management and sustainable tourism.