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Maxfield Frederick Parrish

 (1870 - 1966)
Maxfield Frederick Parrish was active/lived in New Hampshire.  Maxfield Parrish is known for illustration-romanticized scenes, mural painting.

Maxfield Frederick Parrish

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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 his son to tour the museums of Europe when the boy was only ten, and together they painted and sketched.

Initially interested in architecture, young Parrish studied in France, England; at Haverford College; at the Pennsylvania Academy of the F  ...  Displaying 750 of 16067 characters.

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About  Maxfield Frederick Parrish

Born:  1870 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:   1966 - Plainfield, New Hampshire
Known for:  illustration-romanticized scenes, mural painting