Beginning in the 1930s, Churchill Ettinger etched sporting and wildlife scenes on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, working throughout the country until the 1970s. After 1950, he worked mostly in Vermont and Maine. He studied art at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League and the New York School of Industrial Art, where he would, eventually, teach.
Ettinger’s subject matter included waterfowl, gun dogs in the field, angling and big game, such as moose or elk. His prints were published by the Associated American Artists. Ettinger died in 1984 in Vermont.