Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Russell Chatham (1939-2019)

Russell Chatham was born in San Francisco on October 27, 1939. He lived in the bay area until moving to Park County, Montana in the spring of 1972. As a painter and writer, Chatham is self-taught. Since 1958, he has had more than three hundred one man exhibitions. The most recent of these have been at Kimzey Miller Gallery in Seattle, Barney Wyckoff Gallery in Aspen, The Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Munson Gallery in Santa Fe, Anne Reed Gallery in Sun Valley, Moynihan Gallery in Jackson Hole, and the Yellowstone Art Center in Billings, as well as a number of colleges and universities. His work has also been exhibited in England, France, and Japan. Chatham began printmaking in 1982. His writing includes hundreds of articles, reviews, short stories, and essays about fly fishing, bird hunting, and conservation, as well as a number of pieces on food and wine. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Esquire, The Atlantic, Outside, Sports Afield, Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod and Reel, as well as in dozens of newspapers and smaller specialty magazines. His books include "The Angler's Coast," "Silent Seasons," and "Dark Waters."

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