Baker & Taylor An overview of McCarthy's heroic images of the American West places the reader in the middle of action-packed paintings of native Americans, mountain men, cowboys, and soldiers. 35,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
Blackwell North Amer It's thundering, charging, leaping, and whooping, with the occasional moment of silent anticipation. To view Frank C. McCarthy's artwork is to be right in the middle of the action. The artist creates - and recreates - heroic images of the American West that have a legion of admirers among art lovers, critics, and collectors. The call of the West was strong, but it wasn't until after a successful career creating art for movie posters, book covers, and periodicals that McCarthy moved to Arizona to begin a brand new life as a fine art painter. He was hailed as one of the preeminent artists of the Western genre - honored with retrospectives and one-man exhibitions in some of the country's most prestigious museums and galleries. Whether his subjects are Indians, mountain men, cavalry, or cowboys, McCarthy's work has such intensity that each painting is practically a "moving" picture, sure to appeal to anyone who loves such great film Westerns as Stagecoach, Fort Apache, and Red River. This beautiful book is a spectacular overview of McCarthy's exciting Western work, presenting colorful paintings from his fine art career. All are splendidly reproduced in full color under the auspices of The Greenwich Workshop, Inc., McCarthy's exclusive limited edition print publisher. "My paintings are the results of a lot of research and hard work," says the master of action, "but I love it." Here is art combining energy and accuracy, making Frank C. McCarthy one of the West's finest contemporary painters.
Baker & Taylor Briefly traces the artist's career and presents a selection of his paintings of the old West and its mountain men, Indians, soldiers, and cowboys