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Gen. MacArthur at West Point

Gen. MacArthur at West Point

MacArthur at West Point

70Cm X 90Cm. Oil On Primed Board. Phillip Carrero.

 

Retired military brass and friend, Nick.
MacArthur is one of his role models and he went all the way to the Smithsonian at the US to get material for this paintings. Also from the ex US base at the Philippines, as many locals remember him.

This was one of a series of thirteen oils for his private collection. It was necessary to research cap and pipe mainly on this one.  Actually, it saved a lot of hours the fact that Nick knew already about colours and materials the uniforms were made of.
I never thought there were so many kinds of corn pipes made in those days… and not all pictures depict him smoking the same one every time.
This pipe was his favorite, though.

Phillip

Currans Hill artist Phil Carrero started as an impressionable 16 year old drawing charcoal portraits through the streets of Buenos Aires. He worked his way up from drawing to painting and begun to sell his works around that time. Coming to Australia in 1973 , at the age of 23, Mr Carrero continued his studies in Art and completed an apprenticeship for four months to get himself better acquainted with portraiture painting. Meanwhile, for almost ten years produced and sold many ship portraits and marine paintings. -After that I begun getting around 12 commissions a year for just portraits. That's the point when he begun to make a living out of painting-, he said. He paints in the Traditional, Realistic style ... English and Italian schools, his portraits can resemble the Grand Manner style of the 19th and 20th centuries in England and later, America. (extracted from "Artist has brush with thieves", Macarthur Advertiser, January 2004)