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Howard Chandler Christy Art

American, 1873-1952

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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Artist: Howard Chandler Christy
In Grateful Memory of the Brave Men Who Have Given Lives for Their Country
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Signature: Signed Lower Center
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20th Century Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Canvas, Oil

Elegant Couple in Conversation
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Miami, FL
Signed, dated and inscribed lower right: "To Erika my collaborator with sincere admiration Howard Chandler Christy 1911" Provenance: Morris Weiss collection
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1910s Academic Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Watercolor, Gouache, Pencil

Four Women in a Fanciful Garden Setting
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Panel in Three Parts Dimensions: 66.25" x 71.75" Signature: Signed and Dated 'Howard Chandler Christy/1929' (the third panel, lower right)
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Early 20th Century Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Oil, Panel

Mother of His Country
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Signature: Signed & Dated Lower Left:
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1930s Howard Chandler Christy Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Louis Sherry Chocolates Advertisement
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Signature: Signed Lower Right Piece of illustrative and advertising art done for the offices of Louis Sherry Chocolates. Wonderful example of his work.
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1920s Howard Chandler Christy Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Original Patriotic League vintage poster | Christy Girl
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Spokane, WA
Original vintage poster: Patriotic League . Original Howard Chandler Christy's 1918 "Patriotic League" authentic World War 1 lithographic poster. Linen-backed and in excellent cond...
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1910s American Realist Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Lithograph

The Grand Entrance
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
A woman in a gown linking arms with a man, two men behind them. Howard Chandler Christy had a long, colorful and varied career. He made his early reputation when he ac...
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Early 1900s Other Art Style Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Paper, Pencil

"And wasn't it good for a boy to be Out to old Aunt Mary's"
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fairlawn, OH
"And wasn't it good for a boy to be Out to old Aunt Mary's" Charcoal and watercolor on artist illustration board, 1900 Initialed and dated lower right: H.C.C. 1900 by the artist (see...
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Early 1900s American Impressionist Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Charcoal

Portrait of Broadway star Dorothy Dionne
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1933 Medium: Pencil on Paper Dimensions: 16.00" x 13.00" Signature: Signed and Titled For the Broadway play "Young Sinners" Dianne starred in the play “Young Sinners” in 1933.
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1930s Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Paper, Pencil

Young Lovers at the U.S Naval Academy
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Gouache Painting Signature: Signed Lower Right Contact for exact dimensions.
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1910s Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Gouache

The Lucky Bag
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Watercolor and Gouache on Paper Mounted to Canvas Signature: Signed "Howard Chandler Christy" and Dated Lower Left Published in the 1914 U.S. Naval Academy yearbook, "The Lu...
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1910s Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Canvas, Paper, Watercolor, Gouache

Elegant Couple in Conversation
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Miami, FL
Signed, dated and inscribed lower right: "To Erika my collaborator with sincere admiration Howard Chandler Christy 1911" Provenance: Morris Weiss collection
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1910s Academic Howard Chandler Christy Art

Materials

Watercolor, Gouache, Pencil

Soldier's Return
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Gouache on Paper Signature: Signed Lower Right Exhibitions: It's a Man's World, Illustration Art by and for Men: November 14-17 2012, Illustration House NYC
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20th Century Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Paper, Gouache

He sat opposite the distorted figure
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Signature: Signed and Dated Lower Left Vignette for an unknown publication, with Scientific Engraving Company labels on verso
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1920s Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Watercolor, Board

'The Valley of the Moon' Cosmopolitan Magazine Illustration
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Illustration of a couple. "The farmer crossed the plowed strip to Saxon, and joined her on the rail." Ink, watercolor, and gouache on board. 991x749 mm; 39x29 1/2 inches. Signed ...
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1910s Other Art Style Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Board, Gouache, Watercolor

Portrait of Woman
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Image of a woman wearing a robe and talking on the telephone. Signed lower left. Howard Chandler Christy had a long, colorful and varied career. He made his early rep...
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1910s Other Art Style Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Paper, Ink, Gouache

Portrait of a Woman
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Portrait of a Woman Signed Bottom Edge. Howard Chandler Christy had a long, colorful and varied career. He made his early reputation when he accompanied the United St...
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1920s Other Art Style Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Watercolor

Original Magazine Story Illustration
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Miami, FL
Signed, dated and inscribed lower right: "To Erika my collaborator with sincere admiration Howard Chandler Christy 1911" Provenance: Morris Weiss collection
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1910s Academic Howard Chandler Christy Art

Redbook Story Illustration
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Story illustration for Redbook, 1924. Listed as #25 in "Howard Chandler Christy" Biography 1977. Howard Chandler Christy had a long, colorful and varied career. He ...
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1920s Romantic Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Board, Charcoal

The Courtship of Miles Standish
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's narrative poem The Courtship of Miles Standish originally published in 1858 tells the story of the love triangle between John Alden, Miles Standish and P...
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Early 1900s Other Art Style Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Pencil

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1920s Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Canvas, Oil

Mother of His Country
By Howard Chandler Christy
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Signature: Signed & Dated Lower Left:
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Four Women in a Fanciful Garden Setting
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Panel in Three Parts Dimensions: 66.25" x 71.75" Signature: Signed and Dated 'Howard Chandler Christy/1929' (the third panel, lower right)
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Early 20th Century Howard Chandler Christy Art

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The Lucky Bag
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Watercolor and Gouache on Paper Mounted to Canvas Signature: Signed "Howard Chandler Christy" and Dated Lower Left Published in the 1914 U.S. Naval Academy yearbook, "The Lu...
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1910s Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Canvas, Paper, Watercolor, Gouache

'The Valley of the Moon' Cosmopolitan Magazine Illustration
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Illustration of a couple. "The farmer crossed the plowed strip to Saxon, and joined her on the rail." Ink, watercolor, and gouache on board. 991x749 mm; 39x29 1/2 inches. Signed ...
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1910s Other Art Style Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Board, Gouache, Watercolor

Portrait of Woman
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Image of a woman wearing a robe and talking on the telephone. Signed lower left. Howard Chandler Christy had a long, colorful and varied career. He made his early rep...
Category

1910s Other Art Style Howard Chandler Christy Art

Materials

Paper, Ink, Gouache

He sat opposite the distorted figure
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Signature: Signed and Dated Lower Left Vignette for an unknown publication, with Scientific Engraving Company labels on verso
Category

1920s Howard Chandler Christy Art

Materials

Watercolor, Board

Soldier's Return
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Gouache on Paper Signature: Signed Lower Right Exhibitions: It's a Man's World, Illustration Art by and for Men: November 14-17 2012, Illustration House NYC
Category

20th Century Howard Chandler Christy Art

Materials

Paper, Gouache

Portrait of a Woman
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Portrait of a Woman Signed Bottom Edge. Howard Chandler Christy had a long, colorful and varied career. He made his early reputation when he accompanied the United St...
Category

1920s Other Art Style Howard Chandler Christy Art

Materials

Watercolor

Young Lovers at the U.S Naval Academy
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Gouache Painting Signature: Signed Lower Right Contact for exact dimensions.
Category

1910s Howard Chandler Christy Art

Materials

Gouache

The Grand Entrance
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
A woman in a gown linking arms with a man, two men behind them. Howard Chandler Christy had a long, colorful and varied career. He made his early reputation when he ac...
Category

Early 1900s Other Art Style Howard Chandler Christy Art

Materials

Paper, Pencil

Redbook Story Illustration
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Story illustration for Redbook, 1924. Listed as #25 in "Howard Chandler Christy" Biography 1977. Howard Chandler Christy had a long, colorful and varied career. He ...
Category

1920s Romantic Howard Chandler Christy Art

Materials

Board, Charcoal

Previously Available Items
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 Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Paper

The Coquette
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Howard Chandler Christy had a long, colorful and varied career. He made his early reputation when he accompanied the United States troops to Cuba during the Spanish-Ameri...
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20th Century Other Art Style Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Pastel, Board

The Cotillion
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Gouache en Grisaille Signature: Signed Lower Right Sight Size 28.00" x 39.00", Framed 36.00" x 46.00" Magazine illustration "Elegant lady and diplomats at formal ball." Done...
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Early 1900s Other Art Style Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Gouache

"Lady of the Lake" Book Illustration
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Howard Chandler Christy had a long, colorful and varied career. He made his early reputation when he accompanied the United States troops to Cuba during the Spanish-Ameri...
Category

1910s Romantic Howard Chandler Christy Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Motor Magazine Cover
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Fort Washington, PA
May 1923 Motor Magazine Cover Signed lower left. Howard Chandler Christy had a long, colorful and varied career. He made his early reputation when he accompanied the ...
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1920s Other Art Style Howard Chandler Christy Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The Woman in the Next Car
By Howard Chandler Christy
Located in Minneapolis, MN
A large early artwork by Howard Chandler Christy used as a book plate in "The Man in the Lower Ten" by Mary Roberts Rinehart, copyright 1909 Bobbs-Merrill Publishing Company. This il...
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Early 1900s Aesthetic Movement Howard Chandler Christy Art

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Illustration Board, Watercolor

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