Kevin McCarthy was born in White Plains, New York in 1955. He was brought upand educated in Scarsdale, New York and Westport, Conn.
His exposure to the world of art began at an early age. He developed a passion for sculpture that led him, at age 15, to Italy where he studied the public works of Michelangelo and many other Renaissance masters. His formal studies started in High School studying under Jim Wheeler, a student of Rodin, and continued at Northern Arizona University studying anatomy and bronze casting under Tuck Williams.
In 1975 and 76 Kevin used the University foundry at N.A.U. to cast his first editions of bronzes that were sold by prestigious galleries in Chicago, New York, and Dallas. After working in foundries, including Fenn Bronze and Buffalo Bronze, Kevin discovered a love for working directly in wax, which has become his primary sculpture medium.Kevin's sculpture radiates the same quiet physical energy as the artist himself.
As a dramatist, he sets relatively simple stages that rarely hold more than one or two players. Immediately apparent however, is the solidity and realism of his figures. His braves stand, run and ride easily; his horses move with a believable and lively balance, without being bolstered by the strength of the bronze alone. His dancers move with grace and vitality. The pieces also show his meticulous research, both in terms of anatomy and history.
Since 1975 Kevin has been creating sculptures that are enjoyed by art collectors around the world. His devotion to detail and pursuit of perfection has earned him a loyal following of sculpture enthusiasts. Kevin continues to sculpt at his studio in Durango, Colorado.