This is a flat head Catfish. It is the Top Preditor of the food chain in the Mississipi River where the artist fishes. The painting Top Dog depicts an underwater drama unfolding between the flathead, the walleye and the fisherman.
Catfish Lawrence Bio
Catfish Lawrence is a self taught artist who expresses his love of creation through his art. Catfish comes from a long line of outdoorsmen, such as his grandfather Lawrence Sr. who was a commercial fisherman on the Ohio River in the 30ís. The artist signature name is in honor of his grandfather.
Catfish has had many influences that show through in his art. But the ones that may stand out to some people in his art are the Hudson River School of artists. Men like Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt and John Fredrick Kensett. Those men believed that a painting should be something a person could escape into and give the viewer a feeling of...
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