Maxfield Parrish (1860-1966) is my favorite American artist.
I saw a Maxfield Parrish exhibit at the Huntsville Museum of Art several years ago and quickly fell in love with his work. His images have a whimsical feel that makes you want to smile. The colors are bright with excellent contrast. When I view his art, I feel at peace.
His influence continues to this day. Here are a few examples:
- The color Parrish blue was named after him.
- His work was featured on a US stamp in 2001.
- Elton John used his work for a background image on his Caribou album.