CHRISTOPHER M. STILL
Internationally renowned artist Christopher Still is a native Floridian who resides in Tarpon Springs. He is a dedicated supporter of the arts in his community and a long-time friend and colleague of Kathleen Monahan. His outstanding career began with a full scholarship through a national competition to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and he continued his studies with courses in human anatomy at Jefferson Medical School and apprenticeship in traditional techniques in Florence, Italy.
After returning to the Pennsylvania Academy, the artist earned awards for outstanding accomplishment in painting, a European Travel Fellowship, and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for outstanding accomplishment in Fine Art.
Christopher returned to Tampa Bay in 1986 to explore his home state through his art with “the new eyes he had received through education.” His paintings can be found in museums and private collections including the Governor’s Mansion of Florida and the Smithsonian Institution. Locally his work can be seen at the St. Petersburg City Hall, Tampa International Airport, Sandpearl Resort and Ruth Eckerd Hall.
Of special note are ten murals commissioned by the Florida House of Representatives in which the artist depicts Florida’s historic and natural beauty. In 2010, he was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. He donated beautiful Giclee reproductions of these murals to the City of Tarpon Springs Hertiage Museum and generously supports arts programming with his time and donating the use of images of his painting.