McCormick was born in Coleraine and went to London on the same ship as Hugh Thomson, the prestigious Victorian artist from Coleraine.

He founded the Chelsea Arts Club along with his more famous friend and flatmate artist Frank Brangwyn and was elected Honorary member of the Ulster Arts Club in 1903. His work is popular for his depictions of sailors. The artist is also responsible for the well known version of the sailor’s head on Players cigarettes packaging.


Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Canada; private collection, Canada; Bonham's, 2007. The work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register and LSAD.

Coleraine Museum

Ballymoney Town Hall, 1 Townhead Street, Ballymoney, Antrim, BT53 6BE
028 2766 0230

Opening times

During temporary exhibitions Tue – Sat, 11am – 4pm Closed on public holidays

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