Historical Revolutionary War Era Artists

Professor sitting on a bench in front of the Washington Battle Monument in Princeton, New Jersey.

Francis Mcginley

Award winning military artist and author, Francis J. McGinley, has enjoyed painting for many years, from the time when he won his first art award at the age of thirteen. After he completed his schooling, he started working in the banking industry, but was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army when the Korean War broke out. After his discharge he reentered the business world and eventually returned to painting by offering his artwork for various fund raisings by local organizations such as the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs. He credits his success to early instruction from Raymond Carter, Chuck Miller and Col. Charles Waterhouse.

After Frank retired from banking he was able to devote much more time to his artwork. To this day he still helps an assortment of organizations in their funding efforts. He has produced paintings for the U.S. Air Force, and examples of his work are displayed at the Pentagon, West Point, McGuire Air Force Base, and the British War Museum, among countless other venues. He has received numerous art awards, participated in many individual shows, and served as a judge for several exhibitions. His works highlight military history topics from the Revolutionary War to the World Wars and beyond.

His book, Let Us Never Forget, is the first time that a full range of Mr. McGinley’s work has been collected and shared with the general public. His love of American history inspired the series of paintings that are reproduced in this book.  They illustrate an assortment of topics from World War II and the Holocaust, and show the scope and extent of the artist’s talents. Together with descriptions of the circumstances that surround each painting, it is hoped that this book will serve as a testament for future generations.

Contact Information: f.mcginley@comcast.net or 732-347-7647

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