A native of Southern California, artist and author Robert Glenn Ketchum has maintained a residence and studio in Los Angeles for forty-seven years while pursuing projects worldwide. He received his B.A. cum laude from UCLA, his MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Ketchum is known for his brilliant images of pristine and degraded landscapes, from Alaskan icebergs to the Hudson River. He has published six of his own books, including The Legacy of Wilderness, The Tongass: Alaskays Vanishing Rainforest, and more recently, Northwest Passage. Ketchum straddles two worlds, combining art with advocacy in order to make a case for nature conservation. An outspoken environmentalist, Ketchum is an ally to many environmental organizations.
Image courtesy of Rikki Swenson © 2004