Maxfield Parrish (1870 - 1966)

Biography

During the Golden Age of Illustration, Maxfield Parrish’s “beautiful settings and charming figures” enchanted the American public. His work includes immense murals in office buildings and hotels, magazine covers, and advertisements as well as his book illustrations.

Many of his illustrations to children’s books, still popular today, are the result of his struggle to make a living as an artist in his early years around the turn of the 20th century.

In 1900, Parrish contracted tuberculosis, and then suffered a nervous breakdown. Around that time, he switched from illustrations to oil painting. His oil paintings became very popular, with their brilliant colors and magical luminosity, until well into the 1940s. To achieve these magical effects, he would apply numerous layers of thin, transparent oil, alternating with varnish over stretched paper, a painstaking process that achieved both high luminosity and extraordinary detail.

The tuberculosis hung on and Parrish went to Arizona to convalesce in the dry heat there. While in Arizona, he was commissioned to do a series of landscapes. He began painting and traveling on commission and his career took off.

From the 1930s until 1960, when he stopped painting, Maxfield Parrish refocused his attention on the world around him, producing a series of calendar landscapes. Yet even these retain the magical, window-to-the-otherworld quality that permeates all of his work.

Parrish died at 95 in 1966, at a time when his work was enjoying a renaissance of interest.

Margaret Soegaard, Untitled Vineyard

Margaret Soegaard
Untitled Vineyard
Oil
Image size: 7.75 X 11.5
Framed size: 12 X 15.5
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Reif Erickson, Cascading Waters, 2001

Reif Erickson
Cascading Waters, 2001
Pastel
Image size: 15 X 11
Framed size: 27.5 X 23.5
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Reif Erickson, Yosemite Valley

Reif Erickson
Yosemite Valley
Pastel
Image size: 12 X 10
Framed size: 22.5 X 18.5
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Wayne Thiebaud, The Physiology Of Taste: Café Sketches 19/20, 1994

Wayne Thiebaud
The Physiology of Taste: Café Sketches 19/20, 1994
Lithograph
Image size: 14.75 X 10.25
Framed size: 27.5 X 25.5
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Wayne Thiebaud, The Physiology Of Taste: Café Sketches 19/20, 1994

Wayne Thiebaud
The Physiology of Taste: Café Sketches 19/20, 1994
Lithograph
Image size: 14.75 X 10.25
Framed size: 27.5 X 25.5
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Wayne Thiebaud, Freeway Buildings 7/35, 1998

Wayne Thiebaud
Freeway Building 7/35, 1998
Drypoint
Image size: 7 X 7
Framed size: 16.25 X 15.75
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Gregory Kondos – Sedona IV, 1996

Gregory Kondos
Sedona IV, 1996
Graphite on paper
Image size: 7.25 X 8
Framed size: 16.5 X 15.25
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Gregory Kondos – Sedona I, 1996

Gregory Kondos
Sedona I, 1996
Graphite on paper
Image size: 7.25 X 8
Framed size: 11.75 X 11.75
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Gregory Kondos – Grand Canyon Reflections, 1995

Gregory Kondos
Grand Canyon Reflections, 1995
Oil on linen
Image size: 14 X 11
Framed size: 15.5 X 12.25
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Maija Peeples, Corgi Bookends, 2001

Maija Peeples
Corgi Bookends, 2001
Ceramic
7 X 10 X 6.5
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Luis Jimenez, Unknown: Candy Store Poster, 14/40, 1983

Luis Jimenez
Unknown: Candy Store Poster 14/40, 1983
Limited Edition Lithograph
Image size: 30 X 22
Framed size: 38 X 29
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Peter VandenBerge, Is This A Genuine DeForest Imitation?

Peter VandenBerge
Is This A Genuine DeForest Imitation?
Marker on paper
Image size: 18 X 24
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