Maxfield Parrish Biography

Illustrator, Painter (1870–1966)
Maxfield Parrish was an American painter and illustrator who was the highest-paid commercial artist in the United States by the 1920s.


Maxfield Parrish was born on July 25, 1870 in Philadelphia. Trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Drexel Institute of Art, he was the highest-paid commercial artist and muralist in the U.S. by the 1920s. He is best known for his depictions of fantasy landscapes populated by attractive young women. He died in 1966.

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