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Frank McCarthy "Race with Hostiles"

Model: VGL-3434

Frank McCarthy

"Race with Hostiles"

Limited EditionArtwork consisting of 1000 Prints Hand Signed and Numbered 665 / 1000 By theArtist


Indians becameknown for their creative guerilla warfare tactics, uncanny instincts andknowledge of local terrain worked greatly to their advantage. Choosing easy orvulnerable prey however, is perhaps the most ancient of military strategies andone which the Indians could exercise quite capably.

A Wagonload ofsupplies returning from town unescorted to resupply the ranch offered just sucha target. Having no escort or guard riding shotgun for protection, the driverwas left particularly vulnerable . Now, the Drivers only hope is to reach thesafety of the ranch before the hostiles over take the Wagon.

Image Size: 23.75" Wide  x   11.5" High

Overall Size:  26.75"Wide x 15"  High

Framed Size: 32" Wide x 21.5" High

The Lithograph Print isProfessionally Captured in a Museum Quality Dark Walnut Wood Frame with BrassCorners and Gold Highlight around the image area.



Frank McCarthy was born in New York City in 1924. He studied at the Art Students
League in New York City during the summers starting at the age of 14.  Frank McCarthy was a Graduate of The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Frank McCarthy began his artcareer as a commercial illustrator.  Frank McCarthy painted
illustrations for most of the paperback book publishers, magazines, movie
companies, and advertisements.  Hecreated works that became posters for such
movies as the James Bond series.  FrankMcCarthy's talents were highly sought
after by art directors enabling him to work as a free lance illustrator formany
years. Frank McCarthy's art careerspanned over 50 years, beginning with a request for a
western cover for a magazine by an art director.  He left the world of commercial
art in 1968, and began his fine art career after moving to Sedona, Arizona.

Frank McCarthy's dynamic paintingsfrequently featured the people of the west
with a special emphasis on the Plains Indian, mountain men, and cavalry that
made up the lore and lure of the old west.  Appropriately entitled "The Dean of
Western Action Painters", Frank McCarthy's art was unsurpassed for itsmotion,
drama, and absolute attention to accuracy and detail.

Highly collected, and frequentlyimitated, Frank McCarthy's works are treasured throughout the world as classic examples of contemporary Western Art.

Awards andAccomplishments:

Retrospective showings of FrankMcCarthy's paintings have been held at the Museum of the Southwest, Midland,Texas

The R.W. Norton Museum inShreveport, La.

The Thomas Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Ok.

Cowboy Artist of America Museum inKerrville, Texas

Frank McCarthy was invited to jointhe prestigious Cowboy Artists of America organization in 1975 and was an activemember in the CAA group for 23 years.

He was inducted into the Societyof Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1997

Five books of his paintings havebeen published-1 hardbound, 3 softbound, and 1 leather limited edition book.

Over 100 limited edition artprints of his paintings have been published since 1974 by Greenwich Workshop,Shelton, Ct.

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