Portrait of the artists wife Eleanor
Framed (ref: 5578)
oil on panel
6 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. (16 x 14.5 cm.)
Tags: Fyffe Christie PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST
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
Christies met Eleanor in 1950 when teaching evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art.
With his wife Eleanor, a sculptor, he moved to London in 1957 and again
taught, while completing murals and much other work. Christie and his
wife held a show at Woodlands Gallery in 1979, shortly before he died.
We are grateful to Eleanor Christie-Chatterley for assistance.