Dreaming, aka October

February 4th, 2008 by Tina
Name: Dreaming, aka October
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1928
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 32″ x 50″
Model:
Project: Reproduction for The House of Art

Parrish finished the painting in March of 1928 calling it October. It was issued as a color reproduction in late fall by The House of Art. This was the last painting Maxfield Parrish did for The House of Art.

After the print was published, Parrish removed the person reclining on the rock along with a lot of the right side of the picture. He intended to add a second tree to “stengthen the composition.” The repainting was still unfinished when he died.

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Sunrise

February 4th, 2008 by Tina
Name: Sunrise
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1931
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 31 3/4″ x 22 1/2″
Model:
Project: General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1933

General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1933. The artist painted the figures out after General Electric’s use.

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Moonlight

February 4th, 2008 by Tina
Name: Moonlight
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Year: 1932
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 32″ x 23″
Model: Kathleen Philbrick Read
Project: General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1934

General Electric Mazda Lamp Calendar, 1934. Poor Kathleen: Parrish painted her out as early as February 1935. He was getting tired of painting “girls on rocks.”

Moonlight by Maxfield Parrish after girl removedThis is just one of several pictures that Parrish revisited to remove the figures and turn into a landscape.

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