Born in Hollywood, California, 1952, Tom Christopher studied art at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 1981 Christopher moved to New York City.The New York skyscrapers, yellow cabs, bike-riders and city wanderers captured in Christopher’s paintings are constructed to reveal the distinctive city lights, consisting of a mixture of natural sunlight and artificial neon illumination. Christopher’s use of vivid colors and expressive brushstrokes create a great sense of the city’s dynamic movement and its vibrant natural ambiance.
The collectors include former mayor of NYC, Mr. Rudolph Giuliani and the fomer President's wife, Mrs. Laura Bush.
During the 1990s, Christopher was commissioned to create large mural paintings at Rockefeller Center and Times Square. His work of the World Trade Center created soon after September 11, 2001, resonated strongly with the American people. As a result, Christopher’s painting was purchased by the Museum of the City of New York.