Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Everyone knows Maxfield Parrish for his ethereal, scenic garden and sunset paintings. Most have seen a fantastic blue-rose-gold sunrise and likened it to the work of Parrish--and rightfully so.
Lull Brook in Winter
White Birches in the Snow (1952)
Village Church at Dusk (1941)
One of my illustration heroes, Parrish, although often panned by critics, is an icon in the art world. He called himself the painter of "girls on rocks" and while those are his most famous works, he was prolific in scenery and human studies (beyond girls in togas) as well.
Christmas Morning (1949)
The images in this post feature a handful of his lesser known gems.
Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5