Painter of Magical Make-Believe
By Lois Harris
Pelican Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9781455614721, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 28, 2011
This biography for young readers follows the life of popular American artist Maxfield Parrish, who helped develop the future of visual arts in the United States. A model for future generations, Parrish brought his daydreams to life and shared them with everyone through posters, calendars, murals, advertisements, and illustrated children's books. Replicas of the artist's work, including his famous landscapes, accompany his story.
Maxfield Parrish lived an inspiring life. A household name in the 1920s, he was lauded for his style and imagination. People claimed that his colors glowed and Time magazine named him as one of the three most popular print artists in the world. His magical make-believe lands were enjoyed by millions and still hang in collections nationwide.