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  • Catherine Christie '69
  • Untitled
  • 2003
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 40.75 x 42.5 inches
  • Amanda Cheatham Collection

Catherine Christie enrolled in Hendrix College in 1965, shortly after her father, Francis Christie, became the college’s academic dean. She found Hendrix to be a perfect fit because of its rigorous academics and respect for individuality.

Christie claims she never had a bad professor at Hendrix but remembers Don Marr’s classes most vividly. She respected him as both an artist and teacher and continues to draw on his lessons when painting.

Christie graduated in 1969 with a B.A. in Studio Art. After graduation, she taught art courses at a number of Arkansas institutions, including the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and the University of Central Arkansas.  She has since earned an M.F.A. and a Doctorate in Education, and now lives in Apalachicola, Florida. Even though she loves this town of artists, musicians, and writers, Christie says Arkansas will always be her home. In fact, most of her work is inspired by Arkansas landscapes.