Exhibit and Sale of Maxfield Parrish Art Opens Friday, April 22 in Denver

An exhibit and sale of Maxfield Parrish art and illustrations, included several original pieces, runs through May 21 at Old South Frame and Gallery, 1588 South Pearl St.in Denver, Co

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 16, 2005 -- An exhibit and sale of Maxfield Parrish art and illustrations will open on Friday, April 22, 2005, with a reception from 5pm - 9pm, and run through May 21 at Old South Frame and Gallery, 1588 South Pearl St.

This extensive offering will include an original Codadad mixed media model, "A Circus Bedquilt" original painting in gouache and a photo negative, original Queens Barge model (oil on board), original paper cutouts of the Swiss Admiral and Mary, Mary, Arabian Knight watercolor frontispiece, original pencil drawings and a letter from Maxfield Parrish to his son with envelope. Additional offerings include Edison Mazda, Brown & Bigelow and Knave of Hearts Ad and Magazine prints, Book Plates, Calendars, Parrish Art Books, CD's and more. Go to www.parrish-house.com for a complete listing.

Maxfield Parrish (1870 - 1966) was an American painter and illustrator. Born Frederick Maxfield Parrish in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he began drawing for his own amusement early in his life. He went on to pursue a career that was to last for many decades and effectively shape the Golden Age of Illustration, and the future of American visual art in general. Launched by a commission to illustrate Kenneth Grahame's The Walls Were as of Jasper in 1897, his repertoire was to include many prestigious projects such as Eugene Field's Poems of Childhood (1904) and the traditional Arabian Nights (1909). It is impossible to categorize Parrish's work, since he was part of no traditional movement or school, and developed a truly original style.

One of the most popular American artists from the turn of the century until succeeded by Norman Rockwell in the 1940's, Parrish continued painting until he was about 90 years old and died at age 96. Of Parrish, Mr. Rockwell said, "Maxfield Parrish was certainly one of our most prominent illustrators and hardly a home in America existed
that didn't have a Maxfield Parrish print."

Jim & Connie Williams enthusiasm for Parrish started when Connie bought a Parrish calendar in 1987. Jim made sure she had a current calendar every year after that. For their tenth wedding anniversary, Jim gave Connie one Parrish print for each year they had been married. In 1999, they attended the Maxfield Parrish exhibition of original works at The Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. The passion grew and they bought The Parrish House in December of 2003.

Founded over twenty years ago in Denver, Colorado by Dr. John G. Stuart, The Parrish House is known around the country as a premier gallery specializing in Parrish art. Dr. Stuart authored The Young Maxfield Parrish and The Art of Maxfield Parrish, both of which will be offer for sale during this exhibit.

Parrish House
Connie Williams - 303-722-6036
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Old South Frame & Gallery
Mark Shanstrom - 303-715-3828
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