July 25 Birthday: Maxfield Parrish. MAXFIELD PARRISH: PAINTER OF MAGICAL MAKE BELIEVE

Maxfield Parrish, painter
July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966

MAXFIELD PARRISH: PAINTER OF MAGICAL MAKE-BELIEVE (Pelican, 2011) by Lois V. Harris.

From Publishers Weekly:

Studded
with Parrish’s artwork and words, this overview of the life of the
American illustrator moves briskly through his early artistic efforts
and travels into his studies at Haverford College and the Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Arts, his marriage at age 25, and the explosive success
and popularity of his work. Period b&w photographs of Parrish join
several full-color reproductions of his illustrations that range from
advertisements for seeds and Jell-O to luminous paintings including The
Lantern Bearers and Hill Top Farm, Winter. It’s an affectionate tribute
to an influential illustrator whose “art brightened millions of homes.”

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