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Howard Chandler Christy
(1873 - 1952)

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1873 Born 10 January, 1873
1890 Attends Art Student's League under William Merritt Chase
1892 Studies "plein air" painting under William Merritt Chase
1895 Attends the National Academy of Design
1898 Scribner's Magazine sends him to Cuba to cover the Spanish American War
1898 Marries one of his models, Miss Maybelle Thompson
1899 Illustrates The Lion & The Unicorn by R.H. Davis
1900 Illustrates Wanted - A Matchmaker by P.L. Ford
1901 Illustrates George W. Cable's The Cavalier , Winston Churchill's The Crisis, Anthony Hope's The Dolly Dialogues, W.D. Howells's Heroines of Fiction, Thomas Nelson Page's The Old Gentleman of the Black Stock, and Frederick Palmer's The Ways of the Service
1902 Illustrates Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall by Charles Major, The Fifth String by John Philip Sousa, Lettre D'Amour by R.H. Davis, The Maid-At-Arms by Robt. W. Chambers, and Wanted - A Chaperon by P.L. Ford
1903 Illustrates The Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward, An Old Sweetheart of Mine by James Whitcomb Riley, The Under Dog by F. Hopkinson Smith, and Under the Rose by Frederic S. Isham
1904 Illustrates Hallie Erminie Rives' The Castaway , and Brand Whitlock's Her Infinite Variety
1905 Illustrates Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson, and Drawings a portfolio of his own drawings
1905 Teaches at the Art Students League, Cooper Union, The New York School of Art and the Chase School
1906 Illustrates his own The American Girl and The Christy Girl
1908 Moves back to Ohio
1910 Illustrates Sir Walter Scott's The Lady of the Lake
1911 Illustrates The Princess by Tennyson
1915 Returns to New York
1915-9 Designs many war posters
1917 Designs a studio for himself at the Hotel des Artistes
1919 Divorces his wife and marries Nancy May Palmer, another model
1934 Paints the murals of female nudes at the Café des Artistes in New York
1940 Completes The Signing of the Constitution of the United States which now hangs in the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
1952 Dies 3 March in his studio apartment at the Hotel des Artistes
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