KEVIN McCARTHY was born in White Plains, New York in 1955. He is the son of Frank McCarthy, a well-known illustrator. Kevin developed a passion for sculpture that led him, at age 15, to Italy, where he studied the works of Michelangelo and other Renaissance masters. His formal studies began in high school under Jim Wheeler, a student of Rodin, and continued at Northern Arizona University.
In 1975 and 1976 Kevin cast his first editions of bronzes that were sold by prestigious galleries in Chicago, New York and Dallas. Kevin was featured in Southwest Art Magazine in 1986.