This is Maxfield Parrish’s painting for the Collier’s Magazine cover for its July 7, 1906 issue Independence Number. This painting is an oil on paper medium measuring 15” x 17”. Private collection.
Flags flying! Children marching! Families waving as parades strut by! Parrish’s painting reminds us of a time when families coming into this country as brand new immigrants were not afraid of being separated from their children or being locked away behind wire cages. Let us pray that this can remind us today what our flag stands for. Liberty! Justice! Welcome and acceptance!
LATEST MOVIE NEWS
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”.
The latest news about the movie project, which was entitled simply “Parrish” , saw Jalynn Venis win the prestigious Colorado Authors’ League award for best screen play. Here is Jalynn’s message to me on May 6th:
I won this award for the “Parrish” screenplay on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Colorado Authors’ League Awards Banquet at the Arvada Center.
“Parrish” was one of five finalists in the competition… Because of the quality of the competition and my high regard for the other writers, I had absolutely no expectations of winning this award. When Awards Chairman Jerry Mitchell named the winner of the 2018 Screenplay competition as “Parrish”, I was thunderstruck…
It was a surreal experience as I walked up to the stage where CAL president Denny Dressman handed me a trophy before I stepped up on stage to shake Mitchell’s hand and say a few words at the podium. I thought about you and hoped you would be proud.
Also in regards to our 2018 exhibit of Parrish originals currently for sale, please view all the paintings, watercolors, and drawings by clicking on the Art for Sale link above.
Contact Alma Gilbert for the full catalogue and price list: email@example.com