Editor's note: The following essay was written in 2005 and published on June 21, 2005 in Resource Library with permission of author and The Trust for Museum Exhibitions. If you have questions or comments regarding the essay or wish to purchase a copy of the catalogue Maxfield Parrish: Master of Make-Believe, please contact The Trust for Museum Exhibitions directly through either this phone number or web address:


Maxfield Parrish: Master of Make-Believe

by Alma M. Gilbert



Index of Essay Sections



1. Early Works: 1895-1910

2. Parrish and Photography

3. The Models

4. The Murals

5. Color Lithography: 1917-22

6. The Peak Years and the Magnum Opus: 1918-30

7. The Move to Landscapes

8. Twentieth-Century Icon: Parrish's Influence on American Art


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