Maxfield Parrish Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 13 pages of information about the life of Maxfield Parrish.
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Having lived into his nineties and been active as a painter and illustrator for seven decades, Maxfield Parrish died, at his beloved home, The Oaks, in New Hampshire, on March 30, 1966. Eulogies and praise followed. John Canaday, art critic for the New York Times, called Parrish, in his obituary, "a superb technician and a considerable wit as a storyteller." Indeed, Parrish "enjoyed a charmed career," as Ken Johnson noted in Art in America, beginning his career in the 1890s and continuing on to the 1960s. He lived so long and so well that there were those who thought he had died long before 1966. Dubbed "the common man's Rembrandt" by Smithsonian contributor Bruce Watson, Parrish created a dream world for Americans at the turn of the twentieth century and beyond, a fantasy land of beautifully colored, translucent skies, medieval castles, lush gardens, ethereal girl-women, and Eden-like images of a world...

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