Maxfield Parrish

Maxfield Parrish (1870–1966) was an American painter and illustrator known for his distinctive style characterised by luminous colours, dreamlike landscapes, and imaginative compositions. Born in Philadelphia, Parrish studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later in Europe. He gained fame for his illustrations, which appeared in magazines, advertisements, and books, including the iconic "Parrish Blue" backgrounds that became his trademark. Parrish's paintings often depicted idealised scenes of fantasy and myth, featuring ethereal landscapes, graceful figures, and dramatic lighting effects.

Maxfield Parrish (1870–1966) was an American painter and illustrator known for his distinctive style characterised by luminous colours, dreamlike landscapes, and imagina...
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Maxfield Parrish (1870–1966) was an American painter and illustrator known for his distinctive style characterised by luminous colours, dreamlike landscapes, and imaginative compositions. Born in Philadelphia, Parrish studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later in Europe. He gained fame for his illustrations, which appeared in magazines, advertisements, and books, including the iconic "Parrish Blue" backgrounds that became his trademark. Parrish's paintings often depicted idealised scenes of fantasy and myth, featuring ethereal landscapes, graceful figures, and dramatic lighting effects.
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