Jersey City, NJ
ARTHUR N. CHRISTIE WAS BORN IN JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, AND STUDIED AT PRATT INSTITUTE, the American Artists' School, with Stefan Hirsch, and later with Hans Hofmann in New York and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Christie began doing abstract painting about 1931. From 1937 to 1941, he exhibited with the American Abstract Artists. During the late 1920s and 1930s Christie worked as a designer of bank notes and currency. Among his accomplishments were designs for national currency of Panama, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Turkey. He later worked for the New York office of civil defense.