San Francisco Bay Area, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2011
Well-known art gallery and custom conservation framing company World Wide Art, Inc. now has available Frank McCarthy’s popular piece, titled "On the Old North Trail."
The painting, which is one of McCarthy's most striking works, is full of emotion, drama and visual tension—two elements that have always been central to the artist's work. The subject depicted in the work is a raiding party of Blackfoot Indians, riding proud on their horses as they search for resources to bring home to the women and children they left behind.
"We are proud to carry a number of McCarthy's pieces at our art gallery, and this painting in particular really showcases his ability to capture dramatic moments in his art," said David Wilfong, spokesperson for World-Wide-Art.com. "This piece is sure to delight all of McCarthy's fans, young and old."
Although his 50-year career as a painter was illustrious and varied, Frank McCarthy is perhaps best known for his dedication to capturing moments representative of the American West. His paintings encapsulate split seconds of action that transport the viewer into a time long past. The uniqueness and mastery found in McCarthy’s work has earned him the well-deserved title of the “Dean of Western Action Painters.”
The artist passed away in 2002, and his pieces remain highly collected. Although McCarthy’s work and style are frequently imitated, his talent in painting the American West remains unsurpassed. The motion he manages to capture in his paintings as well as his committed attention to historical accuracy and artistic detail truly set his work apart.
"Any person who appreciates the Native American culture or the history of the American West should own a work by McCarthy," said Wilfong. "His mastery of Western action painting remains unrivaled, and we are fortunate to be able to offer a work like 'On the Old North Trail.' The warrior spirit and steadfast perseverance that shine through the subjects of this painting are truly inspiring. These themes are timeless."
Raiding was a major activity for the Blackfoot Indians, the dominant tribe across much of the Great Plains. War parties would often ride hundreds of miles in pursuit of horses or food to plunder from white settlers and other tribes. The fierce and unwavering determination in the eyes of the riders in “On the Old North Trail” is a powerful testament to the days when the Blackfoot Indians reigned supreme.
In addition to McCarthy’s "On the Old North Trail" painting, World-Wide-Art.com offers countless other new releases, limited editions and honored collections by today's top artists. For more information, please visit http://www.world-wide-art.com.