James Humbert Craig
(1877 - 1944)
James Humbert Craig was active/lived in Ireland. James Craig is known for landscape, figure, marine and genre scene painting.
Biography James Humbert Craig
James Humbert Craig RHA (1877-1944)
The Irish landscape painter James Craig was born in Belfast but spent his youth in the countryside of County Down. His Swiss mother came from a family of artists. Craig briefly attended Belfast College of Art where he studied drawing and fine art painting, cutting short his classes to become a largely self-taught painter of landscapes.
Eschewing all intellectualism or mystique in his art, James Craig took all his inspiration from the scenery, people and culture of Ireland - above all, from what he saw with his two eyes. He never attempted to embellish or distort nature. His job, as a landscape painter was to reflect nature as it was. Despite this fidelity to Nature, C
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