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 by Lois V. Harold (Pelican Publishing Co., 2011)

The life story of Maxfield Parrish who was known for his imagination, style, and use of color. Maxfield helped develop the future of visual arts in the United States. A model for future generations, Parrish brought his daydreams to life and created posters, calendars, murals, ads, illustrations, and paintings. Named as one of the three most popular print artists in the 1920s, his work was enjoyed by millions and still hangs in collections around the nation.

May 22 Birthday – Mary Cassatt, MARY CASSATT: IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER

Mary Cassatt, impressionist painter
May 22, 1844-June 14, 1926

Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter by Lois V. Harris (Pelican Publishing Co., 2007).

The life story of American Mary Cassatt who dreamed as a child of being a famous artist and earning her own money at a time when women painted as a hobby. Mary studied the Old Masters work in European museums, exhibited her work in Paris, and was the only American invited to join the new Impressionist art group. She blended their way of painting with her own and became one of the world’s greatest Impressionist painters.