For our October website, we show Maxfield Parrish’s next-to-final painting for Collier’s Magazine, which was used as the cover for their October 24, 1936 edition. It is revered by Parrish fans because the artist’s own daughter Jean Parrish (b. 1911), who by then was an artist in her own right, suggested a theme to him with a winsome drawing of a comical character amidst autumn leaves.
After a seven year absence from appearing on a Collier’s Cover, Parrish was motivated by his daughter to once again produce a painting with a human figure in it, this coming after Parrish announced he was done with those kind of paintings, and when he had in fact started to produce the famed pure landscape paintings which the Brown & Bigelow Publishing Company used for their calendars for many years.
Actually, if the face in the painting looks vaguely familiar, it should. Parrish decided to pose himself as the whimsical figure for this painting by taking a “selfie” of himself wearing the comical hat.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org