Skip to product information
1 of 5

Artifacts of History

Frank McCarthy - Caught in the Open 1981 24" x 48"

Frank McCarthy - Caught in the Open 1981 24" x 48"

Regular price $0.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $0.00 USD
Sale Sold out

Frank McCarthy (1924-2002)
Caught in the Open, 1981

Oil on Masonite
Masonite: 24” x 48”

Signed Lower Left: McCarthy CA © 1981

As twilight blankets the country, a covered wagon hurtles through the sagebrush, propelled by the urgency of its drivers. Native American riders flank their wagon in an imposing presence. The dramatic poses of the drivers, limbs in the air, convey a fierce determination and sense of danger. The use of lighting and dynamic action creates an enthralling scene of electrifying intensity characteristic of the untamed West.

Private Collection, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sotheby's, New York, sale of December 1, 1988, lot 126
The May Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
Private Collection: acquired from the above on May 21, 1992 (per sticker verso)
Private Collection, Chicago, Illinois
Private Collection, Utah

View full details