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James Humbert Craig

James Humbert Craig

Irish painter
James Humbert Craig
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Intro Irish painter
Was Painter
From Ireland
Type Arts
Gender male
Birth 12 July 1877
Death 12 June 1944 (aged 66 years)
James Humbert Craig
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Biography

James Humbert Craig (July 12, 1877 in Belfast – June 12, 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.

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