Fly Fishing Art: Russell Chatham Bio

April 29, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

It’s telling that the headline of this ArtToday article is “Grandson of Gottardo Piazzoni At Chatham Gallery.” Gottardo Piazzoni was a great landscape painter and the grandfather of Russell Chatham.
The ArtToday piece delivers the most detailed biography of Russell Chatham I’ve seen. Though a bit dated, it gives a sense of the breadth of the man’s talents, from landscape painting to selling fine food to writing. The article doesn’t mention Mr. Chatham’s obsession with fly fishing, but it does list his three great books on the subject: The Angler’s Coast, Silent Seasons, and Dark Waters.