Howard Chandler Christy was born January 10, 1873 — died March 3, 1952.  Howard was an American artist famous for the “Christy Girl”, similar to a “Gibson Girl”. He painted Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States. Some of his work is on display at New York City restaurant Café des Artistes – they include six panels of wood nymphs and paintings such as The Parrot Girl, The Swing Girl, Ponce De Leon, Fall, Spring, and the Fountain of Youth. He was born in Morgan County and attended early school in Duncan Falls, Ohio. He then studied in New York at the National Academy and the Art Students League under William Merritt Chase. He first attracted attention with his illustrations of the Spanish-American War, published in Scribner’s and Harper’s magazines and in Collier’s Weekly, gaining especial prominence with the series, “Men of the Army and Navy,” and a portrait of Colonel Roosevelt. He was best known, however, for his charming illustrations of the works of such authors as Richard Harding Davis and he created a picturesque and romantic type of society women peculiarly his own. His work is characterized by great facility, a dashing but not exaggerated style, and a strong sense of values. He preferred black and white, but he also worked with success in color.


Original Howard Chandler Christy Autographed Letter, Hand Written on Howard Chandler Christy Letterhead, 1 West 67th Street. Looks to be dated April 9 – 34 Written on Letter: Dear Mr. Tricker – Here is the **** cigar band off the last cigar – which is *** *** possible to buy in this country. Best Wishes Sincerely Howard Chandler Christy. (were you see *** these are words I am unable to determine). Regular Price – $ 1500.00 / Sale Price – $ 985.00.

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