February 14, 2024
Christy - Howard Chandler Christy
Howard Chandler Christy was an American artist and illustrator from Morgan County, Ohio.
Christy is memorable for his 'Christy Girls,' illustrations of beautiful, strong, witty women who
supported America during times of war and encouraged others to do so too. Christy was a rising
star in the new age of magazine illustrations, but he also is known for painting "The Signing of
the Constitution," which now hangs in the U.S. Capitol Building's Rotunda.

Paintings by Christy in the Ohio Statehouse include "The Singing of the Treaty of Green Ville," "Dawn of a New Light" (Edison) and a portrait of Governor George White.

This 1918 photo is courtesy of the Library of Congress. Christy was named a Great Ohioan in 2024.