LOT 285

Frank McCarthy


Horse Raid

MEDIUM: Oil on board

DIMENSIONS: 24 x 36 inches

Signed/CA and dated 1980 lower right


SOLD FOR: $21,060.00

Including Buyers Premium

Additional Information

Husberg Fine Arts Gallery, Sedona, AZ
Scottsdale Art Auction, Scottsdale, AZ, 2017

Frank McCarthy paintings are unions of action and detail. The action part can largely be traced back to his days as an illustrator, particularly his time painting images for Hollywood action movies, including the James Bond franchise. The detail came from his love of nature and how it interacted with light. “His paintings are realistic down to the finest particulars,” Elmer Kelton writes in The Art of Frank McCarthy. “He finds beauty in many things: the eroded, sometimes jagged, coarse rock; gnarled, bleached-out logs and stumps; the dirt and the sage; the play of light on muscles levering a carbine or wielding a war club; or a horse galloping full tilt…all this, and the many variations of light, shade and color.”


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