The Western Museum of Art
Through February 28, 2015
The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas is currently exhibiting twelve works by contemporary western artist Frank McCarthy. Two of the works are from the museum’s permanent collection. The remaining ten works have been on loan since 2002 and will be in the Fredericksburg Art Auction in May at InSight Gallery.
Frank McCarthy (1924-2002) started as a commercial illustrator, studying under George Bridgeman and Reginald Marsh. He later specialized in fine illustrations for paperback book publishers and magazines. McCarthy was sought by movie companies to illustrate posters such as the James Bond series. He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1997.
McCarthy began painting western scenes in 1968. He focused on the Plains Indians, mountain men and the U.S. Calvary. McCarthy was dubbed the Dean of Western Action Painters. He joined the Cowboy Artists of America in 1975. McCarthy’s works appear in numerous museums and books.
The Museum of Western Art
The Museum of Western Art is located at 1550 Bandera Highway, Kerrville, Texas. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit museumofwesternart.com