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Mon, Jun 5, 2023 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Jun 9, 2023 03:00PM EDT
Lot 96

Frank C. McCarthy ,"The Old West" Ltd Ed. Signed

Estimate: $750 - $1,500

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Presented in this lot is the Frank C. McCarthy, "The Old West, A Portrait in Paintings", Hand Signed Limited First Edition, #425/1500, 1981. Terrific Burgundy leather bound art book in the original 1981 linen wrapped folio. Features the artwork of Frank McCarthy, well know western artist. Titled " The Old West" this book contains 168 pages with 76 reproductions lithographed in five or more colors. Frank McCarthy's (1924-2002) dynamic paintings frequently featured the people of the west with a special emphasis on the Plains Indian, mountain men and cavalry that comprised the lore and lure of the Old West. Appropriately entitled the “Dean of Western Action Painters,” Frank McCarthy’s art was unsurpassed for its motion, drama and absolute attention to accuracy and detail. Highly collected and frequently imitated, Frank McCarthy’s works were treasured throughout the world as classic examples of contemporary Western Art. Retrospective showings of Frank McCarthy’s paintings have been held at the Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas; the R.W. Norton Museum in Shreveport, La.; the Thomas Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Ok.; and in 1992, at the Cowboy Artist of America Museum (now known as National Center for American Western Art) in Kerrville, Texas. Frank McCarthy was invited to join the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America organization in 1975 and was an active member in the CAA group for 23 years. He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1997 Three books of his paintings have been published-The Art of Frank C. McCarthy, Frank C. McCarthy, Fifteen Anniversary commemorative and this book, The Old West, a leather-bound Collector’s Edition. This wonderful book is in near new condition, no marring observed on the linen wrapped folio, no marring observed in or on the burgundy leather hardcover, no marring noted to intact pages. 13.25"W x 17.5"L x 1.5"D, folio is 14.75"W x 18.75" x 2.25"D