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Maxfield Parrish: The Power of the Print


October 9, 2015 - January 10, 2016

New Hampshire artist Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) was arguably the most popular American artist in the early decades of the 20th century. High quality color prints of his paintings and illustrations, in the form of advertisements, magazine covers, calendars and art posters, could be found in millions of American homes. By harnessing the power of the print, Parrish ensured his images became rooted in the imaginations of multiple generations, leaving an indelible mark on American visual culture. This exhibition offers a large selection of vintage prints featured on mass-produced calendars, as well as three original Parrish oil paintings.

Image Credit: Maxfield Parrish, Edison Mazda Lamp Works Calendar featuring Dawn, 1918. Lithographic reproduction of original oil painting, printed by Forbes Lithography Co. Private collection. Photograph: David Putnam.  

Maxfield Parrish: The Power of the Print is sponsored by Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

Read the exhibition press release.