Guide to the Maxfield Parrish Letters, 1907-1963
Collection number: MS 57
About Maxfield Parrish
Frederick Maxfield Parrish, the son of Stephen Parrish, was born in 1870 and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1892-1894. In 1898, he purchased “The Oaks”, an estate in Plainfield, NH and became a member of the flourishing artist community in nearby Cornish, N.H. Parrish is best known for his paintings and illustrations, although he was also “a clever craftsman in both metal and wood.” He died in 1966 at the age of 96.
About the Maxfield Parrish Letters
Three letters written by Maxfield Parrish. In one letter he describes his own work, in another, his notions on “the medium of expression,” and in the third, Plainfield, New Hampshire’s celebration of his 93rd birthday.
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[Identification of item], Maxfield Parrish Letters, 1907-1963, MS 57, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Paul Richards, Jan. 1, 1979, July 14, 1980 (Accession numbers: 7833, 801)
Purchased: Catherine Barnes, Philadelphia; Paul Richards, May 5, 1987 (Accession number: 8682)