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.

7 thoughts on “Services

  1. Would like to have permission to make a single copy wooden Liberty puzzle of the Maxfield Parrish painting Twilight. I would be very pleased if you could help me get permission to use the image so as to comply with the copyright law. Your help would b e greatly appreciated.
    Thank you very much.
    Maxwell Warren
    Avon, CT

    • As far as I know, if you’re doing the puzzle only for your enjoyment and do not plan to merchandise or commercialize it, you do not need anyone’s permission. You just need a good image. Ags

      • Thanks for getting back to me. The Liberty puzzle company located in Boulder, CO. looked up the date of the painting (1935) and told me it is still under copyright protection ( I think 90 years), and that I would need an authorization from the current owner before they could make a puzzle copy of the painting. Any suggestions?
        Max Warren

      • Alma,
        I would like to correct my last post. The copyright law last 70 years after death of the artist. Since Maxfield Parrish died in 1966 that would mean that it would not be OK to copy his work until 2036.
        Max Warren

  2. It would if you were going to merchandise it in any way. Otherwise, a one only for your enjoyment only, with no duplicates does not necessitate permission. It is done “in the manner”, or “in the style” of Maxfield Parrish. However, it’s your puzzle, you do what makes you feel comfortable. ags

    • Alma,
      Thanks for all your help. Unfortunately Liberty Puzzles said they can not make a one of copy because the painting is not in the public domain and does not meet any of the 5 exceptions listed by Wikimedia Commons shown on the web site: Do you know how I could get in touch with Maxfield Parrish’s heirs to get their permission?
      Thanks again,

  3. Hi Alma,
    I looked for a “contact” form but don’t see one, so I’m commenting here. I purchased a print, “Hilltop” from a gallery in Berkeley, CA in the late 60’s. It’s been in a frame and hanging on my wall, everyplace I’ve lived since. I purchased another print at the same time but it was stolen years later. Am moving overseas and thinking of either selling it or if I take it with me, remove it from the frame (I can easily disassemble the frame) and roll it into a tube unless that would be terrible. At the time of purchase, the gallery told me it was a “very good quality print”. I don’t remember if there’s anything on the back, but if I take it out of the frame, I’ll find out. It was expensive for the time, and especially for a young artist. How might I know it’s worth if I decide to sell? I’m in the Berkeley CA area, though may be in Europe by end of year.
    Thanks very much,

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