Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe
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Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe

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This biography for young readers follows the life of popular American artist Maxfield Parrish, who helped develop the future of visual arts in the United States. A model for future generations, Parrish brought his daydreams to life and shared them with everyone through posters, calendars, murals, advertisements, and illustrated children's books. Replicas of the artist's wo...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 28th 2011 by Pelican Publishing Company
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Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe chronicles the life of famous artist Maxfield Parrish. This well-written account of his amazing life is filled with photos that depict him and his work from the early stages forward. The story's purpose is to educate children about Maxfield Parrish's remarkable talent and it certainly achieves this goal.

This non-fiction account is told in simple terms making it the perfect teaching tool for classrooms, homeschooling, and parents hoping to educate...more
Maxfield Parris: painter of Magical Make-Believe

Lois v. Harris

The eyes of a 7 year old are often like the windows of the world as they look through the clear glass of a window and see straight ahead at the beauty of the landscapes, the greenery and all that is within the panoramic picture captured by the artistry of the world.

Frederick Parrish from the age of seven looked at the world, the colors, the landscapes through the eyes of an artist with the help and encouragement of his mentor, his fa...more
This book had some fascinating facts about Parrish, and included several reproductions of some of his artwork, but was too short to include as many reproductions as I would have liked. Good, short bio for young readers, but one will have to look elsewhere for more of his paintings.
I wasn't familiar with Parrish, but I am certain that I had e seen his work before. This is a nice picture biography.
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