James Humbert Craig

Died aged c. 67

James Humbert Craig (12 July 1877 in Belfast – 12 June 1944) was an Irish painter. Craig was born in Belfast to Alexander Craig, a tea merchant, and a Swiss mother, Marie Metzenen, from a family with a painting tradition. He was raised in County Down and maintained a studio at Cushendun, County Antrim. Craig abandoned a career in business, briefly attended the Belfast School of Art, and became a mostly self-taught painter of landscapes. Among his favorite panoramas were Donegal, Connemara and the Glens of Antrim. Craig was elected to the Royal Ulster Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1928. He also exhibited at the Fine Art Society in London. His landscapes helped inspire artists like Maurice Canning Wilks. His work was also part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

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James Humbert Craig 1877-1944 artist lived and worked here

Turnamona, Cushendun, United Kingdom where they lived and worked