Who is R. Gregory Christie?
R. Gregory Christie has been working as an illustrator for over 17 years. He has illustrated over forty books, as well as collaborated with clients such as The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vibe, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Kennedy Center, Pete Seeger, Queen Latifah , and Karyn Parsons on a variety of projects.
What does he do?
Mr. Christie currently works as an illustrator and owns and operates a bookstore and art studio called GAS ART GIFTS in Decatur, Georgia. Mr. Christie enjoys teaching young people about art and literacy, and is available for school & library visits as well as other community events.
Awards & Honors
Mr. Christie is a two time recipient of the New York Times’ 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the year Award, The Boston Globe’s Horn Book Award, The NAACP’s Image Award, Once Upon a World Children’s Book Award form the Museum of Tolerance and a three time winner of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award in Illustration. His artwork has been featured on HBO Kids, PBS’ Between the Lions, The New Orleans Jazz Festival’s Congo Square poster and for one year on the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s subway system in New York City.
Selected Client List
The New Orlean’s Jazz Festival, New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, The New Yorker Magazine,Vibe Magazine, Blaze Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Parenting Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly Magazine, Warner Brothers Records, GRP Impulse Records, Electra Records, Mojo’s Giant Step Records, Sony Records, Sweet Blackberry.com Penguin Books, Tricycle Press Books, Chronicle Books, Grolier Books, Random House Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster Publishing, The Village Voice, Running Press, Cigar Aficionado, NW Ayer, Avon ,Teaching Tolerance magazine, Pete Seeger, Karyn Parsons, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Lori Holton Nash, Estate of Beah Richards, Joe Sample, Bill Moyers Journal, HBO, PBS