Arthur David McCormick

Arthur David McCormick FRGS (Coleraine 14 October 1860 – 1943) was a notable British illustrator and painter of landscapes, historical scenes, naval subjects, and genre scenes.

Illustration by McCormick. In: Ewart Grogan: From the Cape to Cairo (1900)

McCormick was born in Ulster and, after education at local schools, went to London on the same ship with Hugh Thomson.[1] McCormick was educated at the Royal College of Art in 1883–1886. He worked for The English Illustrated Magazine. He was in 1892–1893 an artist on Sir Martin Conway's expion to the Karakoram subrange of the Himalayas[2][3] and in 1895 an artist on Clinton T. Dent's expion to the Caucasus Mountains.[4] His first exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art was in 1889, and through the end of 1904 he exhibited there eleven paintings,[5] including Sakar, India: moonlight (1895)[6] and A Hunter's Shrine, Central Caucasus (1901).[7] In 1927 he painted Head of a Sailor for John Player & Sons for the promotion of Player's Navy Cut cigarettes.[8][9]


  1. ^ Off to Trafalgar by Arthur David McCormick, The Art Fund
  2. ^ Climbing and exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas, by William Martin Conway, with three hundred illustrations by A. D. McCormick, and a map. London: T. F. Unwin. 1894.
  3. ^ McCormick, A. D. (1895). An artist in the Himalayas. New York: Macmillan.
  4. ^ "McCormick, Arthur David". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 1109.
  5. ^ Graves, Algernon (1906). "Arthur D. McCormick". The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and their works from its foundation in 1769 to 1904. Vol. 5: LAWRENCE to NYE. London. p. 132.
  6. ^ "625—Sakar, India: moonlight .... Arthur D. McCormick". Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Art. The One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh. 1895. p. 29.
  7. ^ "1479—A Hunter's Shrine, Central Caucasus ... Arthur D. McCormick". Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Art. The One Hundred and Thirty-Third. London: William Clowes & Sons. 1901. p. 91.
  8. ^ Arthur David McCormick (1860–1943); Artist, The Dictionary of Ulster Biography
  9. ^ BBC – Your Paintings – Head of a Sailor

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