Christopher Buckley, Rockville Centre Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement Christopher Buckley was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where his early subjects included the streets, alleyways and tenement buildings in and around his boyhood home in Homecrest, as well as the late 19th Century architecture of Park Slope, where he spent many days while visiting his grandparents. As he began to explore his family history, Brooklyn's forgotten agricultural past was brought to life in the stories told to him by his grandfather, Gilbert Buckley, who was born and raised on an old Dutch farmstead in Flatlands where the Buckley's were tenant farmers. These stories, combined with a fascination with the city's urban infrastructure, all became primary themes throughout Christopher's art.
Today, Christopher lives in Rockville Centre, NY with his wife Karen and their three children, Will, Shannon and Sarah. He continues to share his love of art with his family and friends by creating a unique work of art for his family's annual holiday card and is extremely excited about reaching more people through his website at ImageKind.
Christopher earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1986 from St. John's University.