Arthur David McCormick (1860 - 1943):
Arthur McCormick was born in Coleraine, County Londonderry and was educated locally. He studied art at the Government School of Design in Belfast and later in London, where he worked for the English Illustrated Magazine. In 1889 the Royal Academy exhibited his work and from 1922 to 1933 he accompanied Sir Martin Conway as artist on his exhibition to Karakoram in the Himalayas, and later accompanied Clinton T. Dent to Central Caucasus, and his illustrations appeared in Conway's Climbing and Exploring in the Himalayas in 1894. In 1895, McCormick produced his own book, An Artist in the Himalayas. He worked in many parts of the world, including Africa, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and India, and he was a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1927 the tobacco manufacturers, John Player & Sons commissioned him to paint the head and shoulders of a sailor on their cigarette packets. He is represented, among other places, in the Victoria and Albert Museum.