Maxfield Parrish (1870–1966): Moonlight Night: Winter11/26/2021, 12:58:19 PM
Maxfield Parrish (1870–1966): Moonlight Night: Winter, 1942, oil on board, 20 x 15.75 in. The hallmark of the work of Maxfield Parrish is the brilliance of his colours. That along with enchanting figures set in pastoral landscapes make up the signature style of this twentieth century artist, and help explain just why he is one of the most beloved American artists in history. During the Golden Age of Illustration, Maxfield Parrish's beautiful settings and charming figures enchanted the American public. His work includes immense murals in office buildings and hotels, magazine covers, and advertisements as well as his book illustrations. One of Parrish’s remarkable works, 'Moonlight Night: Winter', is so precisely drawn and crafted that there is something almost preternaturally still about the scene as a whole. Showing the artist’s gift for glowing blues and creating light effects, the painting is also a step away from the strong storytelling that earlier works present.