Maxfield Parrish

Maxfield Parrish, born Frederick Parrish in Philadelphia in 1870, created a fanciful world of waifs, monsters, lights and shadows, and seductive landscapes, all rendered in incredible detail. He became especially popular once he developed a method for delivering color using glazes that seemed to concentrate the light.

Starting late in the 1800s and continuing for decades, he was in constant demand for books, magazine covers, murals, and even a series of calendars published from 1937 to 1962 (impressive!). Parrish died in 1966 at the venerable age of 95.



Dinkey Bird (from Poems of Childhood)

Read the poem online

The Arabian Nights

The Giant


Gulnare of the Sea






Parrish links abound on the web. Here are a few:

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