A Hunter’s Eye

July 26, 2014 By: Erin Block

Unarguably the greatest living American landscape painter, Russell Chatham makes his home in Montana’s Paradise Valley and draws upon the region for his work.  “Once you’ve seen Chatham’s paintings of the Beartooths and Absarokas and Yellowstone River country,” writes Rick Bass, “you realize the power of his art.” In a recent piece on Field & Stream, Bass spends a day and makes a meal with the master artist, philosophizing everything from elk hunting and  fading winter light, to fishing in the Florida Keys.