In , Christy returned to New York and continued on his career path with magazine commissions. In the period, he became extremely depressed as did so many others after the Great Crash of It was at this point that Christy turned from illustration to portraiture, painting many notables including: American Modernism in 5 themes From industrial landscapes to desert vistas via Paris and abstraction, illustrated with works from The Barney A. As war once again appeared imminent, Christy rallied his talents to assist in the war effort by painting posters for government war bonds, the Red Cross, Navy, Marines, and civilian volunteer efforts.
Nude on a Sofa
Howard Chandler Christy Collecting guide: The painter had a short and tragic life, but his brilliance and influence are undisputed — as his Venice retrospective demonstrates.