Alma Gilbert has enjoyed a nearly 50 year career as a dealer, curator, author, and broker specializing in Maxfield Parrish. Her archives of photos and correspondence on Parrish are extensive. Her services regarding works of Maxfield Parrish included:
- Identify, authenticate, and give appraisals
- Handle sales, privately, brokered through auction houses, etc.
- Acquire desired pieces for clients
- Provide provenance
Alma also developed an extensive knowledge about the Cornish Art Colony in Cornish and Plainfield, New Hampshire and Windsor, Vermont, which was a thriving enclave of painters, sculptors, poets, playwrights, composers, designers, dancers, writers, politicians, and actors in New Hampshire centered around Parrish and the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in the 19th and 20th centuries.
For 14 years, she operated the Cornish Colony Museum in Cornish, new Hampshire, organizing yearly exhibits there of Maxfield Parrish’s original works.
She continues to consult for the major auction houses in the United States on the works of Maxfield Parrish.
She now lives in northern California near friends and family.