George Herbert McCord was an American artist who worked as a painter and an illustrator. He was a native of New York City.
McCord was an avid traveler, journeying throughout Europe as part of his study of art as well as travelling all over the United States and Canada. He was one of the artists who painted landscapes of the Grand Canyon commissioned by the Santa Fe Railroad and was a member of the National Academy of Design from 1880 forward.
His art was shown at the Brooklyn Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago during the late 1800's and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in the early 20th Century. His permanent studio was located in Morristown, New Jersey.
George Herbert McCord was very respected in his time and he was heavily sought after for commissioned work. The paintings which first brought him to prominence were "Sleepy Hollow" and "Sunny Side". Because of the obvious association with American writer Washington Irving, they were used as part of an exhibit held to raise funds for a monument to that same author. His paintings are notable for exhibiting a skillful use of color and brushwork.