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Cornelius McCarthy - Paintings

Cornelius McCarthy - Paintings
Cornelius McCarthy (1935-2009) was among the top painters of the male form working in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century. Trained at Goldsmiths College in the 1950's, he was greatly influenced by the work of Pablo Picasso following his first great post-war show in London in 1960. Later McCarthy was influenced by the British artist Keith Vaughan and many of his early work show him working through these influences. But McCarthy was a deep-thinking man, and a hard-working man. Always painting, over the years he developed his own style, a style that presented his (mainly) male subjects as individuals in their own right. His work is characterised by a solid sense of composition and the use of still-life elements that often give a 'cubist' feel to his paintings. Since his untimely death in 2009, many early paintings and drawings have come to light that were never intended for exhibition. These have been collected into special pages on this website as his 'Legacy' works. They provide a less expensive way of acquiring an original McCarthy, as well as demonstrating his artistic development. A fully illustrated book about McCarthy including essays on his life and work can be bought from the gallery below. This book provides an excellent introduction to the work of this leading artist - an artist whose fame would be much more widespread if his subject matter had not been largely limited to the male form in art.

Artwork

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'Corporate Entertainment' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Edward's Borrowed Jacket' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Edward in John's Jacket' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'The Gold Chain' by Cornelius McCarthy
'Corporate Entertainment' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Edward's Borrowed Jacket' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Edward in John's Jacket' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'The Gold Chain' by Cornelius McCarthy
£1200.00 ($1560.00)
 
£1500.00 ($1950.00)
 
£1500.00 ($1950.00)
 
£3250.00 ($4225.00)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
'Small Blow Job' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Daniel Undressing' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Naked Picnic' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Beach Hut Figures' by Cornelius McCarthy
'Small Blow Job' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Daniel Undressing' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Naked Picnic' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Beach Hut Figures' by Cornelius McCarthy
£1250.00 ($1625.00)
 
£1850.00 ($2405.00)
 
£1500.00 ($1950.00)
 
£1400.00 ($1820.00)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
'Beach Hut Boy' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Gardener's Protege' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Reclining Figure, Alexandra Park' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Moonlit Figure' by Cornelius McCarthy
'Beach Hut Boy' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Gardener's Protege' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Reclining Figure, Alexandra Park' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Moonlit Figure' by Cornelius McCarthy
£1200.00 ($1560.00)
 
£1350.00 ($1755.00)
 
£1250.00 ($1625.00)
 
£1500.00 ($1950.00)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
'The Unveiling' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Crouching Figure' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Diana and Actaeon' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Nude with Wrought Iron Chair' by Cornelius McCarthy
'The Unveiling' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Crouching Figure' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Diana and Actaeon' by Cornelius McCarthy
 
'Nude with Wrought Iron Chair' by Cornelius McCarthy
£1500.00 ($1950.00)
 
£650.00 ($845.00)
 
£2950.00 ($3835.00)
 
£1000.00 ($1300.00)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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