George Herbert McCord (1848–1909)
George McCord was a central member of the Hudson River School’s second generation of artists. Based in New York, McCord traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe to create his atmospheric landscapes and seascapes. He was part of a select group of painters sponsored by the Sante Fe Railroad to paint scenes of the Grand Canyon and was commissioned to create paintings of the landscape surrounding Andrew Carnegie’s castle in Scotland. McCord won medals from the New Orleans Exposition, the Mechanics Institute of Boston, and the St. Louis Exposition and regularly exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Brooklyn Art Association, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Today, his work can be found at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Hudson River Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.