Disabled 'Panther ' August 1944
Unmounted (ref: 5588)
Signed, dated and incribed 'Tiger"
pen and wash
10 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (26.3 x 34.8 cm)
Tags: Fyffe Christie war
Provenance: in the artist’s possession until 1979; thence with
his wife Eleanor Christie-Chatterley until 2012.
Literature: Buckman, David, Nature and Humanity, The Work
of Fyffe Christie, 1918:1979, Sansom & Co, 2004
tears to edges and top right hand corner damaged
During World War II Christie served in the Scottish Rifles, resulting work finding its way into the Imperial War Museum.
After the war Christie studied at Glasgow School of Art, 1946-50, mural painting
under Walter Pritchard. He gained the Newberry Medal in 1950 and a
post-diploma year's study. After a period teaching and a six-month
travelling scholarship taken on the continent Christie resumed teaching
and completed many murals, including Glasgow University and the Iona
Community House. With his wife Eleanor, a sculptor, he moved to London
in 1957 and again taught, while completing murals and much other work.
We are grateful to Eleanor Christie-Chatterley for assistance.