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
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If you had asked Wally Davis what he did for a living he would’ve told you he was a painter, or a “painter of dreams.” This was not the whole truth. Sure, he had some original works on the walls … Continue reading