Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966

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Frederick Parrish was born July 25, 1870 in Philadelphia, PA. He later took a family name, Maxfield, as his middle name. He was an illustrator and commercial artist who designed his first magazine cover for Harper's Weekly in April, 1895. Following that he did pictures and posters for other popular periodicals. His works also became familiar to the public through his illustrations for calendars and advertisements. He was noted for his use of rich colors, especially the shade of blue named for him. His most famous mural, Old King Cole, was hung in the Hotel Knickerbocker in 1920, and later moved to the St. Regis Hotel in 1933. Two years before his death in 1966, an exhibit of his paintings and drawings was shown at the Gallery of Modern Art in New York. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, Volume 14, p. 158

From the guide to the Maxfield Parrish Collection, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) was an American painter and illustrator.

From the description of Maxfield Parrish letter, 1944 March 14. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 137733382

Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) was an American illustrator and painter. He was known for his decorative illustrations, which often feature neo-classical imagery and rich, glowing colors. His 1924 painting, Daybreak, was incredibly popular and became the most reproduced art print of the twentieth century.

From the guide to the Maxfield Parrish Letter, 1924, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

American painter and illustrator.

From the description of Maxfield Parrish illustrated letters to Henry Bancroft, 1884-1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70976221

Artist. Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) was the son of Stephen and Elizabeth Parrish of Philadelphia. He attended Haverford College from 1889-1891. Lydia A. Parrish, his wife, was a chronicler of African American folk music.

From the description of Maxfield Parrish collection, 1888-1986. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 28814976

Writer, editor, publisher; born Milledgeville, Ga. Worked for Charles Scribner and Sons from 1896-1897, then for Doubleday Page and Co. He wrote and edited a number of books and magazine articles throughout his career.

From the description of Maxfield Parrish letter, 1897 September 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122403830

Three letters written by Maxfield Parrish. In one letter he describes his own work, in another, his notions on "the medium of expression," and in the third, Plainfield, New Hampshire's celebration of his 93rd birthday.

From the description of Correspondence, 1907-1963. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 30066842

American artist.

From the description of Letter to his son, 1947. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81610096

Maxfield Parrish was an important contributor of the American "Golden age of illustration." After 1931 he abbandoned commercial art, and devoted himself to landscape painting.

From the description of Letter to Lawrence G. Low. 1950 Aug. 20. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78297773

Painter and illustrator; Cornish, New Hampshire.

The son of painter Stephen Parrish, Maxfield attended Haverford College (1888-1891) and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1892-1894). He also studied under Howard Pyle at Drexel Institute. Parrish had a studio in Philadelphia until 1898, when he moved to "The Oaks" in Cornish, New Hampshire, where he produced illustrations for magazines and books and later worked on landscape murals.

From the description of Maxfield Parrish letters, 1909-1912. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122545973

Illustrator; Philadelphia, Pa. and Windsor, Vt.

Attended Haverford College.

From the description of Maxfield Parrish selected papers and letters, [ca. 1888]-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86093851

Painter, illustrator; Windsor, Vermont.

Had a studio in Philadelphia. Well-known for his magazine illustrations.

From the description of Maxfield Parrish scrapbook, [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515026

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referencedIn Grieg, Nina, 1845-1935. Autograph letter signed, dated : London, 28 May 1906, to Mr. Lane, 1906 May 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ferargill Galleries records, circa 1900-1963 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Gans, Nellie Duling. [Culinary ephemera : gelatin and tapioca]. Box 267. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Parrish family. Parrish family papers, 1915-1953. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926. Autograph collection of Raymond Gorges [manuscript], 1725-1928. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Alumni, OAC Review, v.39, no.9, May 1927, p.437-438. University of Guelph
creatorOf Players (Club). Players Club letters, 1848-1941. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Scott & Fowles (Firm). Scott & Fowles exhibition catalogs and invitation, [ca. 1915-1917]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Maxfield Parrish Letter, 1924 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Art Poster File, [1890]-1910, (bulk 1895-1896) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Barry Faulkner papers, circa 1858-1973 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Parrish, Maxfield : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Schoonover, Frank Earle, 1877-1972. Frank Schoonover interview, 1966 Apr. 6. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953. Thornton Oakley collection of Howard Pyle and his students, 1841-1992 1887-1951. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum of Art. Dept. of Painting and Sculpture. Institutional file, Exhibitions. Maxfield Parrish, 1870-1966. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947. Papers of Winston Churchill [manuscript], 1897-1933. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Schoonover, Frank Earle, 1877-1972. Oral history interview with Frank Schoonover, 1966 Apr. 6 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Century illustrated monthly magazine. Century Magazine letters, 1870-1918. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Maxfield Parrish letters, 1909-1912. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. [Letter], 1901 8th June, Windsor, Vermont [to] Mr. Coates. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Maxfield Parrish illustrated letters to Henry Bancroft, 1884-1909. Delaware Art Museum
referencedIn Scott & Fowles (Firm). Scott & Fowles exhibition catalogs and invitation, [ca. 1915-1917]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gilder, Rodman, 1877-1953. Rodman Gilder papers, 1895-1953. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rodman Gilder papers, 1895-1953 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Comfort, William Wistar, 1874-1955. W.W. Comfort letter from Maxfield Parrish, 1908 June 15. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Maxwell Frederick Parrish 1870-1966 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936. Papers, 1867-1936. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963. Five letters to Sydney Gross, 1950-1951. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Correspondence, 1907-1963. UNH Durham, Dimond Library
referencedIn Bradley, Will, 1868-1962. Letters, manuscripts, original drawings and poems, 1894-1960. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. [Maxfield Parrish] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
creatorOf Comfort, William Wistar, 1874-1955. W.W. Comfort letter from Maxfield Parrish, 1908 June 15. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Glaenzer, Richard Butler, 1876-1937. Papers of Richard B. Glaenzer [manuscript], 1885-1936. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Parrish family. Papers, 1719-1966. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1901-1980. A. Hyatt Mayor papers, 1815-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Parrish, Lydia, 1871-1953. Records of some Southern loyalists : being a collection of manuscripts about some 80 families, most of whom immigrated to the Bahamas during and after the American Revolution / sorted, indexed, and bound by Maxfield Parrish, Jr. : typescript, 1940-1953. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Maxfield Parrish letter, 1897 September 15. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966. Barry Faulkner papers, circa 1858-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ferargil Galleries. Ferargil Galleries records, circa 1900-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Parker, George Howard, 1864-1955. Papers of George H. Parker, 1881-1956 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. Kenyon Cox papers, circa 1860-1922. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Maxfield Parrish Collection University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
creatorOf Gummere, Francis Barton, 1855-1919. Papers / Francis Barton Gummere. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Beach, Chester, 1881-1956. Chester Beach papers, 1885-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Louis Evan Shipman papers, ca. 1859-1933. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Letter to Lawrence G. Low. 1950 Aug. 20. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Gilbert-Smith, Alma. Papers, 1979-1992. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Letter to his son, 1947. Getty Research Library
creatorOf St. Nicholas Magazine. Papers, 1870-1925. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
creatorOf Players (Club). Players records, 1848-1941. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Maxfield Parrish research collection, 1899-2007 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsArts & Communications Archives
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Spinney, Frank. Interviews of Frances Grimes and Maxfield Parrish, [ca. 1960]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Quillen, Robert, 1887-1948. Papers, 1906-1976; (bulk 1906-1949). South Carolina Newspaper Project
referencedIn Thornton Oakley collection of Howard Pyle and his students, Bulk, 1887-1951, 1841-1992 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Henri, Robert, 1865-1929. Robert Henri papers, 1870-1954. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Taylor, John Arthur, 1928-. Maxfield Parrish research collection. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Purves, Austin, 1900-. Austin Purves estate papers regarding Maxfield Parrish, 1953. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970. Martin Birnbaum papers, 1862-1970. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Henri, Robert, 1865-1929. Robert Henri papers, 1870-1954. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Maxfield Parrish scrapbook, [undated]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Garrett Orr Papers, bulk, circa 1873-1994, 1890s-1914, 1935-1965 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Letter. April 7th, 1904, Windsor: Vermont, to Chapin. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Smith, Charles (Charles William), b. 1893. Papers of Charles William Smith 1910-1979. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Delacorte, George T., 1884-. George T.Delacorte letters, 1925-1927. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Ferargil Galleries. Ferargil Galleries records, 1900-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Maxfield Parrish selected papers and letters, [ca. 1888]-1986. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Players records, 1848-1941 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Haverford College. Class of 1892. Class minute book and printed material, 1889-1909. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Clara E. Sipprell Papers, 1915-1970 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Parrish, Dillwyn, 1904-. Correspondence, 1947-1951. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Maxfield Parrish collection, 1888-1986. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Emmett, Burton, 1871-1935. Burton Emmett papers, 1888-1939. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947. Papers, 1891-1947. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952. A.E. (Albert Eugene) Gallatin papers, 1898-1951. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf PARRISH, MAXFIELD. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. Tom Lovell papers, circa 1845-1997. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
creatorOf Parrish, Lydia, 1871-1953. Walter Charlton Hartridge, Jr. collection. Series XIII : Lydia Parrish papers, ca. 1926-1951 / Lydia Parrish. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Parrish, Stephen, 1846-1938. Papers, 1867-1983. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Parish, Roswell, 1840-1932. Roswell Parish papers, 1858-1921 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Letters from Maxfield Parrish [manuscript], 1901-1910. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Quillen, Robert, 1887-1948. Robert Quillen papers, 1904-1985; (bulk, 1906-1949) University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. Papers, 1909-1975. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Edwin Howland Blashfield Papers, 1870-1956 (bulk 1889-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Papers, 1874-1966. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. Maxfield Parrish letter, 1944 March 14. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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associatedWith Bradley, Will, 1868-1962. person
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associatedWith Century Company. corporateBody
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associatedWith Comfort, William Wistar, 1874-1955. person
associatedWith Cornish Colony. corporateBody
associatedWith Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. person
associatedWith Crowninshield, Frank, 1872-1947. person
associatedWith Delacorte, George T., 1884- person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963. person
correspondedWith Emmett, Burton, 1871-1935. person
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associatedWith Parrish, Lydia A. (Lydia Austin) person
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United States
New Hampshire
United States
Cornish (N.H. : Town)
New Hampshire--Cornish
United States
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Europe
United States
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Art--Painters
Drawing, American
Illustrators--Correspondence
Art--Illustrators
Drawings
Magazine illustration
Artists
Art, American
Graphic artists
Illustrators
Painters--Correspondence
Painters
Artists--19th century--Correspondence
Painting, American
Artists--20th century--Correspondence
Artist colonies
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Painter
Artists
Illustrator
Illustrators--United States
Painters--United States
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Birth 1870-07-25

Death 1966-03-30

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