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 Maxfield Frederick Parrish  (1870 - 1966)

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Lived/Active: New Hampshire      Known for: illustration-romanticized scenes, mural painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Maxfield Parrish
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Birth
1870 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 
Death
1966 (Plainfield, New Hampshire)

Lived/Active
New Hampshire


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illustration-romanticized scenes, mural painting

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One of America's best-known and revered illustrators, especially for children's books and magazines, Maxfield Parrish was born into a Philadelphia Quaker family.  His birth name was Frederick Maxfield Parrish, and he later adopted the name Maxfield.

His father, Stephen Parrish, was a successful landscape painter and etcher, and he and Maxfield's mother,  Elizabeth Bancroft Parrish, encouraged their son's artistic talent. Maxfield's father was his his first teacher, and he took (showing 500 of 16081 characters).



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