: Howard Chandler Christy, during the celebrations in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Greenville, which took place in August 1945. Events included a parade, an appreciation dinner for Christy, and exhibition of the original Treaty of Greenville (1795), on loan from the National Archives. The State of Ohio commissioned Christy to create a work for the 150th anniversary of the treaty that ended the Indian Wars in Ohio. The painting "The Signing of the Treaty of Greene Ville" was unveiled in a ceremony on August 3, 1945.
A prominent early 20th century illustrator and artist, Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952) was born on a farm in Morgan Township, Ohio. 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 U.S. Capitol, is his most famous work. "The Signing of the Treaty of Green Ville" hangs in the Ohio Statehouse. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL05939 Subjects
: Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952; Cultural Ohio--Art and Artists; Treaty of Greenville Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)