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F. Earl Christy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1882. The "F" is believed to stand for "Frederic". At 17, he painted originals for the Boardwalk Atlantic City Picture company, with many of his early works published by the J. Hoover and Sons Calendar Company of Philadelphia. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts from 1905-1907. Earl Christy never married and lived most of his life with one or both of his sisters. He passed away on Long Island New York in 1961.

By Earl Christy

1920 era Illustration by F. Earl Christy (1882-1961) Philadelphia and New York based commercial illustrator.