Robert Christie was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1967, an Honours Degree in Art from the University of Saskatchewan in 1968 and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1970. He participated in several of the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan beginning in 1969, and he was the coordinator of a number of the workshops in the 1980s. Christie was a participant in Triangle Artists’ Workshop, Pine Plains New York; a guest artist at the Thapong International Artists’ Workshop, Kanye, Botswana in 1992 and a participant at the Mashomak Artists’ Workshop, Pine Plains, New York in 1993. The artist’s work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada since 1969 and his work is represented in both public and private collections throughout Canada and internationally.