Tight Line

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Tight Line


Ettinger, Churchill



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Churchill Ettinger was completely at home in the sports field, and was himself an excellent sportsman. Collectors and museums have made numerous purchases of his works. His etchings are always absolutely accurate in every detail. He was born in Haworth, New Jersey, on May 10, 1903, and studied art at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League, and the New York School of Industrial Art. The leading sporting magazines of the country have called upon Churchill Ettinger to execute oil paintings for their covers. He was at one time a portrait artist on the staff of the New York Sunday World and the Outlook Magazine. "Blood, sweat and tears" was Ettinger's answer to that often asked question, "What goes into a great work of art?" Called "Church" by his friends, Churchill Ettinger was an avid outdoor sportsman. He was an alpine skier, hunter, dowser, and collector of mushrooms, as well as a prolific artist. Always able to make a living doing artwork, Ettinger began his career as a portrait artist. He worked as an illustrator of celebrity figures in the worlds of art and politics for the New York Sunday World. He was also a "pulp" magazine illustrator in the 1940's. In the early 1950's, he settled in Weston, Vermont, where he remained, enjoying the environment and producing artwork until his death in 1984. The drypoint prints by Ettinger numbered more than 170 images and captured his enthusiasm and love for the outdoors. Churchill Ettinger's work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Yale University, Dartmouth College, Iowa State College, the University of Hawaii, the Ford Foundation, Boston Public Library, Wesleyan University, and the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art.





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Signed, lower right; titled, lower left


Julie and Greg Hubert, 115 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028


Ettinger, Churchill, “Tight Line,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed February 28, 2024,

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