Born in Belfast, the son of a tea merchant, during the 1920s and 1930s Craig became one of the leading landscape painters in the north of Ireland. Almost entirely self-taught, he worked mainly in the glens of Antrim, Donegal and Connemara. Together with Paul Henry and Frank McElvey, he established a genuinely Irish school of landscape painting. He is buried in Cushendall. Craig’s work is represented in collections such as Armagh County Museum, Bangor Town Hall, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Ulster Museum.
The painting shows a powerful sea crashing onto a wet beach, with a turbulent sky in the background. The image – sky, sea and sand – has a timeless quality and is portrayed with the mastery typical of Craig
Where to see this painting?
Queen's University, Belfast
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