Christine McGinnis was born in Philadelphia and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she was awarded many prizes including the Charles Toppan Prize and the Thomas Eakins Prize. She went on to win two Traveling scholarships as well, enabling her to study the masters in London, Paris, Madrid, Rome, and Berlin. She has a unique style which combines animals, figures, multicultural artifacts, and exotic settings. She has shown in New York, London, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. She is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art,” published by Marquis Who’s Who, has work in a number of public collections, and was awarded the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant recently. The ” French Poodle” is a limited edition engraving (30/300) signed in pencil by the artist.