Can landscape paintings depict political turmoil? They did during the American Civil War.
“Maxfield Parrish (1870 – 1966) was an American painter and illustrator. Born Frederick Maxfield Parrish in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he began drawing for his own amusement early in his life. He went on to pursue a career that was to last for many decades and effectively shape the Golden Age of Illustration, and the future of American visual art in general. Launched by a commission to illustrate Kenneth Grahame’s The Walls Were as of Jasper in 1897, his repertoire was to include many prestigious projects such as Eugene Field’s Poems of Childhood (1904) and the traditional Arabian Nights (1909).” – Parrish-House.com
The trouble with Harrowby Hall was that it was haunted, what was worse, the ghost did not content itself with merely appearing at the bedside of the afflicted person who saw it, but persisted in remaining there for one mortal … Continue reading
In thinking about what makes America folktale-worthy, I couldn’t help but think of Frank Lloyd Wright. He dreamt of creating a quintessentially American style of architecture, and he went out there and he made it happen. Whether or not you like his style or personal life, you have to admit that he was a man of vision. Enjoy! – Alex
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