Parrish, Maxfield and Harper's Bazaar
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The Art of Maxfield Parrish: Full of Beauty, Imagination, & Fanciful Worlds - Posted on July 11, 2004
According to Ludwig, Parrish’s start in magazine illustration began by chance. Thomas W. Ball, of Harper and Brother’s Art Department, was visiting an exhibit at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where studies for Parrish’s Mask and Wig Club decorations were being displayed.
He invited Parrish to submit a cover design for the Easter, 1895 issue of Harper’s Bazar. Parrish submitted two designs, one which was used for that issue and one which was used for the Easter cover of Harper’s Young People. It was the beginning of a long and fruitful aspect of Parrish’s career, though one about which he had mixed emotions. Parrish’s imaginative covers and illustrations have adorned a variety of magazines, including, most notably, Harper’s, Scribner’s, Collier’s, Life, and Century.
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