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Howard Chandler Christy

HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (USA, 1837–1952)

Howard Chandler Christy was born in 1873 in Ohio, showed love for art at age three. Encouraged by his parents, he began with sketching and later turned to watercolors. In 1890, he left for New York to pursue his passion. Christy found a mentor in a famous painter, William Merritt Chase. He admired illustrators Howard Pyle and Edwin Austin Abbey and became a magazine illustrator. His creations included likenesses of women who would become known as "Christy Girls," similar to the famous "Gibson Girls." Married twice, his first daughter Natalie was born during his marriage to model Maybelle Thompson. His second marriage was in 1919 to Nancy Palmer. He retired from magazine illustrating in 1921. His partner until his death at age 80 was Elise Ford. They had a daughter named Holly, born in 1939. He took up professional portraiture and painted portraits for the elite including President and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, Mr. and Mrs. Hearst and Herbert Hoover. Renowned paintings include We The People in 1937, The Signing Of The Constitution in 1940 and The Signing of The United Nations Charter in 1946–47. Christy had several works in progress when he passed away at his artist studio in 1952 at age 80. They were a portrait of Douglas Mac Arthur and a Gettysburg painting. Among Christy's honors were an honorary membership in the U.S. Naval Academy, medals from Paris and Chicago Expos and decorations from the N.Y Police Force and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Christy's magazine illustrations are collector's items.

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Howard Chandler Christy Portrait of a Woman 1940, Signed, Dated and Framed
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Plainview, NY
This watercolor portrait was made by Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952, American)and dedicated to his long time friend Anita Shonover in 1940. The portrait is signed dated and inscr...
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1940s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Howard Chandler Christy

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"The Signing" by Howard Chandler Christy, Vintage Poster, Signed by Christy 1937
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a signed lithographic poster entitled “The Signing” by Howard Chandler Christy. “The Signing” is an allegorical rendering of the signing of the Constitution of the Unite...
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1930s American Vintage Howard Chandler Christy

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U.S. Marines Antique WWI Poster, "If You Want to Fight! / Join the Marines" 1915
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is an original "If You Want to Fight! / Join the Marines" World War I poster by Howard Chandler Christy from 1915. This taunting and daring recruitment poster urges the pub...
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1910s American Vintage Howard Chandler Christy

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Original Antique WWI Poster Fight Or Buy Bonds Third Liberty Loan "Christy Girl"
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in London, GB
Original antique World War One propaganda poster - Fight or Buy Bonds Third Liberty Loan - featuring striking artwork by the renowned American artist and illustrator Howard Chandler ...
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1910s American Vintage Howard Chandler Christy

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