Roar of the Falls
“I had a good time doing this painting,” said Frank McCarthy. “It’s a combination of many forms of Western action. There’s the galloping of the horses, but also the rushing of the water and even the movement of the clouds above.”
Frank McCarthy was often called “the master of Western action” and “The Roar of the Falls” is evidence of his claim to that title. The painting showcases his artistic strengths in a thrilling image of Sioux warriors surging across Wyoming’s Yellowstone Territory. The dramatic action of the figures is emphasized by the careful setting of shadow and light. “The Roar of the Falls” is one of McCarthy’s best work and a testimony to the skill of a great artist.