Kevin Mc Carthy was born in White Plains,
N.Y. in 1955, shortly before his family moved
to Westport, CT.. With his father, a successful
illustrator, and later a famous western artist;
Kevin grew up around the world of art, but
without the pressure to be an art protege.
Here, with the run of his father's studio,
was born his interest in art.
Kevin first took art classes at Staples High
School, where a liberal education allowed
him an opportunity to build a solid artistic
background. He went on a family trip to Italy,
and it was there through the works of Michelangelo
and other Renaissance artists' fountains and
monuments that his lifelong interest in sculpting
formed. Later in life, he worked in Forest
Fenn's foundry where he learned about wax
modeling, casting, and patinaing.
As a result, he renewed his studies at Northern
Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. and the
Wooster Art Center in Danbury, CT. Here he
learned the painstaking process of sculpting
accurate anatomy, something that is obvious
in his highly detailed work. His emphasis
on the Native American has produced some impressive
works depicting the warrior in a variety of
situations. Kevin's action sculpture compliments
the paintings of his father, and it is not
uncommon to see the two working together on
an art concept.