About the artist:
Harry McCormick is recognized as a master of realism who has become widely known for his stunning evocation of light and shadow. He is especially reputed for his series of landmark restaurants in New York City where he captures the mood and atmosphere of some of the most interesting dining spots in the city Throughout the ages artists have enjoyed painting the cafe and restaurant life of major metropolitan cities. We are now participating in a decade where the art center of the world has shifted from Paris to New York, and with this move of cultural interest we find this great city being the subject of more and more contemporary paintings. It has developed a whole genre of urban artist who regard New York City as both a personal statement and a cultural phenomena. McCormick's work has been compared to both Hooper and Wyeth, as being of a class of realism that is particularly poignant and accessible. His paintings are not only illustrative of the city, but portraits of the anonymous citizens that inhabit its canyons. It may be two young women musing between cups of coffee in a sumptuous romantic salon; a solitary man ruminating in a meticulously restored Victorian tavern; or the old meeting the new in an art deco diner. McCormick is especially sensitive to the "climate" of the city and illustrates a re- strained respect for the citizens of New York. Through McCormick's paintings we can participate in the lazy afternoons and repose of the Big Apple.
Harry McCormick is recognized as a master of realism who has become widely known for his stunning evocation of light and shadow. He is especially reputed for his series of landmark restaurants in New York City where he captures the mood and