Justin McCarthy

Name
Justin McCarthy
Born
Hazleton, Pennsylvania 1891
Died
Tucson, Arizona 1977
Active in
  • Weatherly, Pennsylvania
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Artist Biography

Justin McCarthy painted a wide range of popular imagery, with a preference for fashion models, movie stars, sports heroes, and other famous people, mostly found in newspapers and magazines. He began to paint after suffering a nervous breakdown when he failed to complete a law degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He supported himself by growing and selling vegetables and doing odd jobs.

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan Made with Passion: The Hemphill Folk Art Collection in the National Museum of American Art (Washington, D.C. and London: National Museum of American Art with the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990)

Works by This Artist

1944
oil on canvas board
1961
crayon and pencil on paper
1969
oil on fiberboard
1961
crayon and pencil on paper
ca. 1930-1960
watercolor on paper
ca. 1961-1964
ink, watercolor, and pencil on paper mounted on paperboard
ca. 1930-1970
watercolor on paper
ca. 1960
oil and oil paint stick on fiberboard
ca. 1960
oil on fiberboard
ca. 1961-1964
pen and ink and watercolor on paper mounted on paperboard
20th century
oil on fiberboard