Monday, June 4, 2012

Maxfield Parrish

Have you ever heard of a guy by the name Maxfield Parrish? 

Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) is very well known American painter and illustrator for the colors and images that he used.

Some of the illustrations that Maxfield did were used in the books “Mother Goose In Prose” by L. Frank Baum (1897), “Poems of Childhood” by Eugene Fields (1904), and “Arabian Nights”  (1910).  He also illustrated everything from a magazine cover to ads for Jello.

If a print by him should come up at either an antique mall or auction in my neck of the woods, you’ll have to pay a pretty penny for it.

An entry that covers Maxfield Parrish’s life can be seen on Wikipedia here.

You can see two of his covers in my Etsy store here and here (don’t forget to use coupon code STORESALE20 to get 20% off if you would like to buy one).

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