Frank C. McCarthy
16.5″H x 20″W
1988 a limited edition 1621/2250 (Signed & Numbered)
“Certificate of Authenticity Included”
(Signed & Numbered)
FRANK C. McCARTHY (1924-2002) Viewing a Frank McCarthy painting of the Old West is like walking in on an Indian raid or riding with the cavalry in a column of twos. There’s action, plenty of it! Born in 1924, McCarthy was drawn to the West since he was a boy. He loved N.C. Wyeth’s illustrations in classics such as Robin Hood and Treasure Island. His formal education was acquired at Pratt Institute and the Art Student’s League where he studied under eminent painters. A successful career in commercial art and illustration followed, including book covers for major publishers and advertising art for movie studios and large corporations. The lure of the West was strong, however, and in 1974 he settled in Arizona, where he blazed a trail of accomplishments. He is a much-honored member of the Cowboy Artists of America; had retrospective shows at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, the Gilcrease Institute in Tulsa, the Leanin’ Tree Museum in Colorado, the Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth, the Museum of the Southwest in Midland and the Norton Museum in Shreveport. Articles about his paintings have appeared in many national magazines, and two books of his art have sold-out and are currently out-of-print. He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in the summer of 1997. He died in 2002 of lung cancer. He was 78.