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It was May 1, 1994 that Saper Galleries opened its major exhibition of Russell Chatham's magnificent oil paintings and limited edition lithographs, one of the most beautiful exhibitions created and displayed at Saper Galleries. 

Displayed below is a sample of the many lithographs that have been available through Saper Galleries until recently. 

In August, 2011, Russell Chatham closed his studio and is no longer selling his lithographs. 

Please contact us to check on what we have now available.
Snow fall at Deep Creek
Snowfall at Deep at Creek
   21-plate original lithograph, 1995
20 x 16"
Numbered 223/275
$2,000
(Half off current full $4,000 value)

Valley of the Madison in Winter
Valley of the Madison in Winter
  28-plate original lithograph, 2010
22 x 34"
$1,000

Spring in the Beartooth Mountains
Spring in the Beartooth Mountains
   37-plate original lithograph, 2010
20 x 16"
$500

February
                  Evening
February Evening
   28-plate original lithograph, 2010
16 x 20"
$500
Storm Across Prairie
Storm Across the Prairie
From the Prairie Suite, 2006
37-plate original lithograph
22 x 34"
$1,000

Fall
                  on Prairie
Fall on the Prairie
From the Prairie Suite, 2006
38-plate original lithograph
16 x 20"
$450

Evening Rise
Fishing the Evening Rise
From the Prairie Suite, 2006
32-plate original lithograph
10 x 14"
$450

Chestnut Collared Longspur
Chestnut Collared Longspur
From the Prairie Suite, 2006
31-plate original lithograph
8 x 10"
$200

Eagle Mountain at Sunset
Eagle Mountain at Sunset
From The Greenland Series, 2006
25-plate original lithograph
22 x 34"
$1,000
June
                  Afternoon
June Afternoon
From The Greenland Series, 2006
25-plate original lithograph
16 x 20"
$500
Larkspur Butte in Spring
Larkspur Butte in Spring
From The Greenland Series, 2006
26-plate original lithograph
16 x 20"
$500

Evening at Cheeseman Canyon
Evening at Cheeseman Canyon
From The Colorado River Series, 2004
22-plate original lithograph
22 x 26"
$750
Summer Evening on the Platte River
Summer Evening on the North Platte River
From The Colorado River Series, 2004
19-plate original lithograph
22 x 26"
$1,125

Moonrise Over the Roaring Fork River
Moonrise Over the Roaring Fork River
From The Colorado River Series, 2004
19-plate original lithograph
22 x 26"
$1,125

Fall on the Arkansas River
Fall on the Arkansas River
From The Colorado River Series, 2004
19-plate original lithograph
22 x 26"
$1,125
Sunrise
Sunrise
  2001
21-plate original lithograph
34 x 45"
$1,500

For an outstanding video of Russell Chatham creating a lithograph, click here!

Russell Chatham was born in San Francisco on October 27, 1939. He lived in the city until 1949 when his family moved to San Anselmo, where he spent the next twelve years. For the following eleven years, he worked and lived in Marshall, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Black Point, Bolinas, and Nicasio, earning his living as a sign painter and cabinetmaker slash carpenter. In the spring of 1972 he moved to Livingston, Montana. As a painter and author, Chatham is self-taught. He is the grandson of the great landscape painter Gottardo Piazzoni.

He began exhibiting formally in 1958, and since then has had something on the order of four hundred one man shows at museums, art centers, private galleries, schools, colleges and universities not only throughout the west in places like Sun Valley, Aspen, Santa Fe and Denver, but also in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. His work has also been exhibited in Europe and the Orient. Chatham began printmaking in 1981, and is today regarded as one of the world's foremost lithographers.

Publications about Chatham include a catalogue called One Hundred Paintings, and another about his original lithographs called The Missouri Headwaters. Several new books are in production, scheduled for release in 2005. One is called Selected Lithographs, another is The Seasons, a survey of the large format canvasses, and the third is a book of the Marin County paintings done from 1999 through 2005. Chatham has been profiled in Esquire, Southwest Art, People, U.S. Art, Antiques and Fine Art, Architectural Digest, Smart, The Denver Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, The Associated Press, National Public Radio's Morning Edition, and Fresh Air, PBS, and CBS Sunday Morning.

Chatham's writing includes hundreds of articles, short stories, essays and reviews about fly fishing, bird hunting and conservation as well as a number of pieces on food and wine. Since 1967 his work has appeared in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic, Men's Journal, Outside, Sports Afield, Field & 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. One new book is in progress, and should be released in 2006. He is the founder and publisher of Clark City Press, which, since 1989, has published 32 books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, photography, and children's classics, all of which have given the Livingston based company a sound national reputation.

In 1995, Chatham conceived and designed a restaurant. Chatham's Livingston Bar & Grille was built during the first ten and a half months of 1996, opening on November 15th of that year. Having celebrated its ninth New Year's Eve with a formal dinner and dance, the restaurant is enjoying a reputation as one of the Rocky Mountain region's premier dining establishments.

Among Chatham's private collectors are authors Peter Matthiessen, David Halberstam, Jim Harrison, Thomas McGuane, William Hjortsberg, James Crumley, Richard Ford, Rick Bass, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Robbins, Carl Hiaasen, and the late Richard Brautigan; editors and publishers, Jann Wenner, the late Seymour Lawrence, Terry McDonell, and William Randolph Hearst, III; New York restaurateur Elaine Kaufman; cartoonists William Hamilton, Guindon, and the late B. Kliban; former baseball commissioner Fay Vincent; art critic Robert Hughes; media correspondents Tom Brokaw, Ed Bradley, Morley Safer, Van Gordon Sauter, and the late Charles Kuralt; entrepreneurs Yvon Chouinard, Paul Allen, and Tom Seibel; entertainment personalities Michael Keaton, Rip Torn, Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, the late Sam Peckinpah, Jeff Bridges, Peter and Jane Fonda, Sydney Pollack, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sean Connery, Harry Dean Stanton, Angelica Huston, Jimmy Buffet, Dave Grusin, Don Henley, Glenn Frye, Dennis and Randy Quaid, Meg Ryan, the late Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Robert Wagner, Jill St. John, Ali MacGraw, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford, and Harrison Ford.

Russell Chatham lives in Livingston, Montana.

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