John Banovich is known internationally for his large, dramatic portrayals of iconic wildlife. His life-sized elephant painting Once Upon A Time drew global attention to ivory poaching and his deep knowledge of wildlife and unwavering commitment to conservation continue to raise awareness about imperiled species. Under the umbrella of his Banovich Wildscapes Foundation, founded in 2007, money generated through artwork sales has been channeled back into efforts that promote habitat protection, science-based wildlife management and sustainable tourism.
In the press, Banovich’s work has been showcased on Forbes, CBS Entertainment Tonight, The Outdoor Channel, The Great American Country Channel, Orion Entertainment, PBS, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Cowboys & Indians, Sporting Classics and Western Art & Architecture magazines, and NBC has written about his conservation work, naming him an NBC Cause Celebrity. Most recently, Banovich has served as executive producer on two award-winning films, Disunity and The Edge of Existence.