Frank McCarthy was born and
raised in New York City, where he developed
his life-long love for drawing and painting.
Inspired by such well-known artists as N.C.
Wyeth and Will James, Mr. McCarthy attended
New York's Art Students League where he began
his formal art education. After graduation
from high school, he enrolled in Brooklyn's
Pratt Institute where he majored in illustration.
He had a long and successful career in commercial
art and as an illustrator for book covers,
magazines and advertising.
Following a trip west, Mr. McCarthy moved
to Sedona, Arizona in 1974, and became a member
of the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America
in 1975. Since that time, he has painted countless
works of art depicting the American Indian,
the Cavalry, and the fur trade with the emphasis
on action. A soft cover collection of his
paintings was published by Ballantyne Books
in 1974, and a limited edition book published
by the Greenwich Workshop in 1981 sold out
Mr. McCarthy passed away on November 17, 2002,
from lung cancer. His art was unsurpassed
for it's motion, drama, and absolute attention
to detail. Frank McCarthy will be sorely missed
by the art world. To view his complete obituary,