Fyffe Christie (1918-1979) was a well-known painter and art teacher. He was born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, and as a child he moved with his family to Glasgow at the age of twelve. After war service he studied at Glasgow School of Art, 1946-50, and began showing his work at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Glasgow Institute. During the 1950s he completed a large number of murals. In 1957 he moved to Blackheath in south-east London and continued teaching art and with his murals. Christie and his wife Eleanor held a joint show of their work at Woodlands Gallery (1979). After his death there were a number of shows including an exhibition at Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, accompanied by a monograph titled 'Nature and Humanity, The Work of Fyffe Christie 1918-1979' which was published by Sansom & Company.