Norman McCaig (1929-2001) was born in Bangor, Co. Down,. N. Ireland.
Norman studied at the Belfast College of Art and the Academy of Art in Paris. It was in Paris he met long-time friend Joseph Sefton, a stage and set painter who worked for Edith Piaf. They would later exhibit together. Indeed, McCaig’s first exhibition was a joint project with Sefton in Paris.