Luminous landscapes. Stunning scenery. Courageous colors. All this and more describes the amazing body of work by one of America’s most popular artists, Maxfield Parrish. Now in its third edition with updated pricing, ownership, and trends, The Masterworks stands as the authoritative collection of Parrish’s best works. Compiled by longtime Parrish expert and curator Alma Gilbert, The Masterworks brings together the most popular, most important, and most fanciful of Parrish’s paintings. Here you’ll find the glorious Dinkey Bird, the extensive Florentine Fête murals, the amazing Interlude, and the sublime Daybreak. Also included are some of Parrish’s lesser-known works, through which we see the development of the artist’s style and technique. Through historical analysis, contemporary news clippings, and letters from the artist himself, we get to know Parrish the man, discovering the genius behind the artwork. Updated with all the current Parrish information, this new edition of The Masterworks continues the grand tradition of celebrating Parrish’s work, and bringing his oeuvre to the public.
About Alma Gilbert
Alma Gilbert has been dealing in Maxfield Parrish originals since 1974 and was founder and director of the Maxfield Parrish Museum for eight years. As collector, dealer, and curator, Gilbert has seen most of the original Parrish works pass through her hands, and has owned many, if only briefly. She lives on Parrish’s Plainfield, New Hampshire, estate, The Oaks, where she can study the surroundings that inspired him. Ms. Gilbert currently runs the Cornish Colony Gallery and Museum, a nonprofit foundation that features extensive yearly exhibits of Parrish and other major local artists.