The world knows Maxfield Parrish for his legacy of extraordinary paintings--technical tours-de-force whose subjects ranged from the inspiring to the farcical. But Parrish is best appreciated in the context of his own life and times. This book elegantly provides that context with an overview of his brilliant book illustrations and of the era when the field of illustration flourished.
Part lively Parrish biography and part lucid historical analysis of a unique epoch in American art, Maxfield Parrish and the Illustrators of the Golden Age draws upon the archives of the American Illustrators Gallery (New York City) and other resources to present works by Parrish, Pyle, Wyeth, Smith, Green, Schoonover, and their contemporaries Alice Barber Stephens, Anna Wheelen Betts, Ethel Franklin Betts, and Mead Shaeffer. Parrish's paintings are reproduced by authorization of the Maxfield Parrish Family Trust. Text by Margaret Wagner.
128 pages, 70 full color reproductions; 12 black-and-white illustrations, casebound, with dust jacket. Size: 8 3/4 x 11 inches.
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