DECEMBER 2021 – JANUARY 2022
Dear Family and Friends:
For our year-end 2021-2022 site posting, the illustration which we chose is one of Parrish’s lesser known paintings of “white birch” trees.
Set in the mythical hills of his native Plainfield, New Hampshire, the painting has all the elements of the tranquil scenes which made his landscape paintings so recognizable to Americans.
Combining a tree in the foreground, a farmhouse set on a hillside, and the mountains in the distance across the valley, the painting depicts the type of tranquil scene which he settled upon for the closing years of his long career.
For over fifteen years, from 1936 to 1963, the Brown & Bigelow Publishing Company of St. Paul, Minnesota used Parrish’s paintings to illustrate their annual calendar line. This particular painting was done in 1952 and Parrish gave it the somewhat awkward title “White Birches in a Glow”. B&B published this as their winter calendar for the year 1955, and thankfully called it simply “Sunrise”.
Happy New Year to all.
In regards to our 2021 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