James Humbert Craig

One of the highlights of North Down Museum's painting collection is work by the artist James Humbert Craig (1878 -1944), who was raised in Bangor at Ballyholme.

Craig was famous for his Irish landscapes, particularly those of the Glens of Antrim, and he acquired a cottage in Cushendun named ‘Turnamona’, where he built a studio as a base to capture this scenery. Craig-Paintings-2.jpg

In 1948 his widow presented ‘Glendun, Cushendun’ to the Council for the people of the Borough and in 1957 a further 12 were bequeathed to the Council.

The Craig paintings are mostly housed in the main Council building and are available to view by special arrangement, subject to Council business.