Howard Chandler Christy : American Illustrator for Social Ellites

Howard Chandler Christy (January 10, 1872 – March 3, 1952) was an American artist and illustrator, famous for the “Christy Girl” – a colorful and illustrious successor to the “Gibson Girl” – who became the most popular portrait painter of the Jazz Age era. Christy painted such luminaries as Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, and Presidents Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt, and Truman. Other famous people include William Randolph Hearst, the Prince of Wales (Edward the VIII), Eddie Rickenbacker, Benito Mussolini, Prince Umberto, Amelia Earhart. From the 1920s until the 1940s, Christy was well known for capturing the likenesses of congressmen, senators, industrialists, movies stars, and socialites.

 

His painting brush stroke like pattern in pencil drawing, hatching and cross hatching spread each object volume.

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