Friday, July 25, 2008

Today In History; Birthdate of Maxfield Parrish, American Artist

1870: Fred Maxfield Parrish began illustrating children's books in 1897. Many of his book titles became valuable collector’s items and are still sought after by collector’s today. Parrish also illustrated magazine covers for Collier's and Ladies Home Journal. Advertisers eagerly sought his art work for their ads. Parrish easily made the transition from illustration to fine art and many of the world finest art museums have displayed his work. More than a century after his first published images, Maxfield Parrish remains the most reproduced artist in history.

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