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Image of the day, August 12, 2012  

Even if you think you don’t know the artist Maxfield Frederick Parrish, (1870-1966) you’ll probably recognize prints that hung in your great aunt’s home or that of an elderly friend or relative.  The most famous of the prints was titled “Daybreak,” (1922). The actual painting, from which the prints were copied, sold not long ago for $5,234,500. Before Parrish painted his iconic neo-classical paintings full of atmosphere, languid youth and the famous ‘Parrish blue’, he was illustrating western scenes for the covers of McClure’s, Colliers and other popular turn-of-the-century magazines.

Credit: Christies Auction, New York
oil on board
26 x 45 in.

Credit: Christies Auction, New York
oil on paper
16 x 20 in.
Illustration for McClure’s Magazine, January 1905

Credit: ebay
Cover of Colliers
Commemoration Oklahoma Statehood

Credit: Worthpoint
Cover of McClure’s Magazine
November, 1904

Credit: ebay
Top-Notch Pulp Magazine, 15 August, 1921

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