It’s September and school is in session.
Maxfield Parrish twice captured the mood of the back to school feeling with a pair of covers in color for Collier’s Magazine. The first appeared in the September 12, 1908 issue. For this, Parrish photographed his young son Dillwyn sitting on a gate post at his estate The Oaks, and inserted him into the whimsical cover called “School Days”.
The second color cover appeared for the Collier’s issue of September 30, 1911, and Parrish’s typical humorous approach was again evident in his 1909 painting called “Arithmetic”.
We thought our readers would enjoy these reminders of Mr. Parrish and the witty humor which was such a characteristic part of his life to all those who knew him.
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.
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