Friday, May 18, 2012

Pancho Gonzales by Justin McCarthy

Justin McCarthy (d. 1977) was a Pennsylvania vegetable grower and seller who for years painted obsessively in obscurity before achieving recognition in the 1960s. The artists and collectors Dorothy and Sterling Strauser brought McCarthy's work to the fore after seeing his paintings at an outdoor show. Celebrities like Pancho Gonzales were a favorite subject of McCarthy's. Gonzales (d. 1995) was the world's top tennis player in the late 1950s, early 1960s. Artnet has an excellent article on McCarthy. He's one of those artists who probably deserves more acclaim.

1 comment:

  1. McCarthy was THE great American artist. He has deserved more acclaim for over 50 years now. They are always great to see, and for a long time
    my favorite painter. Thanks for posting.