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Maxfield Parrish, 1870-1966

Collection number: MS 57

Size: 3 items (0.10 cu.ft.)

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Maxfield Parrish Letters, 1907-1963, MS 57, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

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)