Zoom "In the Land of the Sparrow Hawk People" Fine Art by Artist Frank McCarthy - Aces In Action
Zoom "In the Land of the Sparrow Hawk People" Fine Art by Artist Frank McCarthy - Aces In Action
Zoom "In the Land of the Sparrow Hawk People" Fine Art by Artist Frank McCarthy - Aces In Action
Zoom "In the Land of the Sparrow Hawk People" Fine Art by Artist Frank McCarthy - Aces In Action
Zoom "In the Land of the Sparrow Hawk People" Fine Art by Artist Frank McCarthy - Aces In Action

"In the Land of the Sparrow Hawk People" Fine Art by Artist Frank McCarthy

$169.99 Regular price $174.99

"In the Land of the Sparrow Hawk People"
By Artist, Frank McCarthy
Limited to 1000 prints
Edition #: 805/1000

Size: 30" x 16.75" (76.2 x 42.5 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity

Signed by Artist Frank McCarthy.

A group of free trappers with pack horses is leaving the land of the Blackfoot Indians, fording a river and crossing into the region of the Crow tribe. They are traveling at night to avoid detection by the Blackfoot who were the scourge of the white man. The Crow, on the other hand, were friendly and could be counted on for trading and scouting.

The Indian name for Crow was Absaroka which in their language means "sparrow hawk people." In the early 1800s, the trappers ranged over the West in search of beaver which were traded to wagon trains that came from St. Louis to trade goods, whiskey, cloth, guns, powder and other necessities. The beaver pelts were taken East and made into hats that were the fashion of the day.

Trappers were vital in other ways in that they helped the wagon trains in their westward move by opening up trails and mountain passes and serving guides.

This print has been SOLD OUT for years and is only available as a Secondary Market offering.

Never Framed & Stored Flat in Smoke-Free Environment.

About the Artist:

Frank McCarthy knew from an early age that his passion was art, copying from his favorite comic strips. Encouraged by his parents and art teachers, he enrolled at fourteen in New York’s Art Students League, studying first under George Bridgeman and then under Reginald Marsh. After high school graduation, he studied for three years at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute with a major in illustration. Following his studies, McCarthy embarked on his art career as a commercial illustrator in New York City. He painted illustrations for most of the paperback book publishers, magazines, movie companies and advertisements. He created works that became posters for such movies as the James Bond series. Frank McCarthy’s talents were highly sought-after by art directors enabling him to work as a free lance illustrator for many years. His art career spanned 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 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 The Old West, a leather-bound Collector’s Edition. More than 100 limited edition art prints of his paintings have been published since 1974 by The Greenwich Workshop. McCarthy passed away in 2002 at his home of 30 years in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, Arizona.

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"In the Land of the Sparrow Hawk People" Fine Art by Artist Frank McCarthy - Aces In Action

"In the Land of the Sparrow Hawk People" Fine Art by Artist Frank McCarthy

$169.99 Regular price $174.99
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