Howard Chandler Christy

January 11, 1980 – August 3, 1980

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, 7th Street Alcove Floor Plan

The American portrait painter's early work as an illustrator is the focus of a small exhibition. On view are his WWI Christy Girl posters, including the most famous, Gee!! I Wish I Were A Man, I'd Join the Navy. Also on display are his illustrations for The Lady of the Lake, the America First poster used in Warren Harding's 1920 presidential campaign, and a self-portrait.