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.

Alan Post Village Bull Fight II, 2005

Alan Post
Village Bull Fight II, 2005
Autographed Poster
Image size: 9.75 X 9.75
Framed size: 18.75 X 18.75
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Alan Post Chickens, 2003

Alan Post
Chickens, 2003
Acrylic on paper
Image size: 14.5 X 22
Framed size: 21 X 28
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Mike Helman Fall At Oak Lake, 2005


Mike Helman
Fall At Oak Lake, 2005
Acrylic on paper
Image size: 12.75 X 9.25
Framed size: 21.5 X 17.5
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Wayne Jiang Courtyard Entrance, 2005

Wayne Jiang
Courtyard Entrance, 2005
Acrylic on panel
Image size: 4.5 X 4.5
Framed size: 6 X 6
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Wayne Jiang, Parking Lot, 2004

Wayne Jiang
Parking Lot, 2004
Acrylic on panel
Image size: 4.5 X 4.5
Framed size: 6 X 6
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Wayne Jiang Sign #4, 2004

Wayne Jiang
Sign #4, 2004
Acrylic on panel
Image size: 4.5 X 4.5
Framed size: 6 X 6
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Philippe Gandiol River Boat In Paris

Philippe Gandiol
River Boat In Paris
Oil on canvas
Image size: 11 X 14
Framed size: 12 X 15
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Philippe Gandiol Above Town

Philippe Gandiol
Above Town
Oil on linen
Image size: 9 X 12
Framed size: 14.5 X 17.5
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Roland Petersen Untitled, 1988

Roland Petersen
Untitled, 1988
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Image size: 29.75 X 21.5
Framed size: 40 X 32
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Todd Goldman Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap

Todd Goldman
Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap
Oil on canvas
Image size: 48 X 36
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Todd Goldman Of Course I Shit In The Woods

Todd Goldman
Of Course I Shit In The Woods
Oil on canvas
Image size: 48 X 36
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Ross Penhall Blue Path

Ross Penhall
Blue Path, 2003
Oil on canvas
Image size: 50 X 37
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