Parrish created this work in the year that America was to enter World War II, stating that from this point on, whenever he painted a landscape with a house, he would always show a lighted window. This was as a symbol for the boys fighting at the front that the “lights of home” would always stay on for them.
This painting was used by the Brown & Bigelow Publishing Company as their winter calendar for that dark war year 1943. The calendar bore the title: At Close of Day.
The symbolism of this little church with the lighted windows, where Parrish himself attended occasionally, feels appropriate to use for this December month.
The movie script about the life of MAXFIELD PARRISH which has been a goal in my life is finally finished. Professional screen writer Jalynn Venis and I cooperated to bring this story to life. The script is based on two of my books: “The Masterworks” and the “The Secret Letters”. We are now talking with producers. STAY TUNED!
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