Remarkable Ohio


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8-58 Howard Chandler Christy (1872-1952)

Side A: A prominent early 20th century illustrator and artist, Howard Chandler Christy was born on a farm in Morgan Township. He first gained notice as an illustrator during the Spanish-American War, but achieved lasting fame for his trademark “Christy Girls,” dream girls who idealized feminine beauty during this era. Between 1908 and 1915, he worked from a studio perched above the Muskingum River near Duncan Falls. In the 1920s Christy began to paint portraits and historical scenes. The Signing of the Constitution of the United States, displayed in the Capitol, is his most famous work. The Signing of the Treaty of Green Ville hangs in the Ohio Statehouse.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Howard Chandler Christy Art Guild, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: E. Main Street and 11th Street, 
Location: NW corner of E. Main Street and 11th Street
Latitude: 39.6483390
Longitude: -81.8475970