Christopher graduated with a B.F.A from East China University, and went on to earn an M.F.A at Rhode Island College. In the United States, he studied Western art theories and many original master pieces from the Renaissance to modern ages. He was fascinated by Rembrandt’s unique lighting and shading, Velazquez’s fluent brushwork, Monet’s and Renoir’s brilliant coloring, and Ruben’s and Delacroix’s magnificent composition.
This influence is apparent in the bright and delicately detailed quality of his paintings, as well as his great attention to detail, composition, and local colors. The new style generated a powerful visual effect; his work is greatly appreciated and widely collected. Christopher has served as a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut, Harvard University, numerous museums and art associations, and has had solo exhibitions throughout the United States.