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McCord, George Herbert

(1848-1909) George McCord is a highly regarded artist of the second generation of the Hudson River School. He was born in New York and studied at the Hudson River Institute and at Claverack Academy, New York, with Samuel F.B. Morse and James Fairman. He had a studio on New York’s 10th Street, home to many artist studios, and later at his home in Morristown, New Jersey, where he taught art. He traveled widely, painting in the Berkshires, Adirondacks, and Laurentian Mountains, and the upper Mississippi. He was among the first artists to painted in Florida as it was becoming popular. McCord was among a select group of artists including Thomas Moran, George Inness, Jr., and Irving Couse, who were invited by the Santa Fe Railroad to paint scenes of the Grand Canyon; and he was also part of the Arkell Erie Canal Trip. In 1890 he was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie to paint landscapes around Carnegie’s Cluny Castle in Scotland. McCord also traveled in England, France, Holland, and Italy, and lived in Venice and Paris. He was an associate of the National Academy and a member of the American Watercolor Society, the New York Watercolor Club, Lotus Club, the Artists Fund Society, Brooklyn Art Club, Lincoln Club, and president of both the Salmagundi Club and the Black and White Club. He exhibited at the Brooklyn and Boston Art Clubs, the Mechanics Institute of Boston, the New Orleans and St. Louis Expositions, and at the Art Institute of Chicago. No items found.