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Artists for the Barnes: Francis McCarthy (1923-2005)

This work is donated by Thelma McCarthy in memory of her husband.

Born in Philadelphia, he lived and painted most of his life in Philadelphia, although a great many of his pictures came from his world travels.

He began art lessons at the unusually young age of 3 at the Friends Neighborhood Guild.
His talent was constantly nurtured there and at home. In the 40's Albert Barnes met Francis at the Guild and understood his gifts. Barnes became his encouraging patron.

Francis taught at the Friends Neighborhood Guild and at Fleisher Art Memorial.

His works are in:

•   the Philadelphia Museum of Art
•   the National Gallery in Washington DC
•   the Barnes Foundation and;
•   other museums and private collections in America and Europe.


Philadelphia Art Museum, framed and matted, 18x 24 Silkscreen, 1985 and the second of eight
- $400.


Childrens' Amusements, Framed and matted, 10 x 13, 1998 - $500.


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