Artist of Influence: Frank McCarthy born New York City 1924 died of lung cancer on November 17 2002 in Sedona, Arizona was a prolific American artist and realist painter renowned for advertisements, magazine artwork, paperback covers, film posters, and paintings of the American West.
He studied under George Bridgeman and Reginald Marsh at the Art Students League of New York then attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
McCartney opened his own studio in 1948 and did work for Colliers, Argosy, and True.
Amongst McCarthy’s film poster work were The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, The Train, The Glory Guys, The Dirty Dozen, Dark of the Sun, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Once Upon a Time in the West, and in conjunction with Robert McGinnis Thunderball and You Only Live Twice.
McCarthy left the commercial art world in 1968 in order to concentrate on Western paintings. In 1975 he was invited to join the Cowboy Artists of America. He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1997.
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