Talk:Maxfield Parrish

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footnotes[edit]

There are several footnotes in the text. To what do they refer? Smerdis of Tlön 14:47, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Makes me think it's a copyvio, but I think all the similar google results are wikimirrors, but I'm not 100% on that. Anyway, I'll delete the superscript numbers, as they clearly are meaningless and somewhat confusing. -R. fiend 21:40, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC)
I authored the article myself. The mirrors must have all appeared later. Hoot 00:32, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

date of death[edit]

I think his death was 10th march 1966, not the 30th

Redirect From Maxwell Parrish?[edit]

I suppose I'll have to find my password eventually and log on. It's just too damn inconvenient not being able to create new pages. Any rate, could somebody do a redirect from Maxwell Parrish? A Google search indicats that I'm not the only person who was under the impression that's what his name was. --71.192.116.43 21:02, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Done Verne Equinox (talk) 05:48, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Typo in commemorative stamps dates[edit]

I think that there is a typepo in the near the end paragraph Technique and influence section. It states:
In 3011, Parrish was featured in a U.S. Post Office commemorative stamp series honoring American illustrators, including Rockwell Kent, Norman Rockwell, Frederic Remington, and 16 others.

I think that this really should state 2001 Please see: [1]
Billinphila (talk) 20:04, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Art Students League[edit]

Was Parrish really involved with the Art Students League? It seems like if he was there ought to be independent confirmation online. Nareek (talk) 11:55, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Parrish is listed in the Art Students League of New York's catalog - current (2008):[1] as a former instructor/lecturer. Modernist (talk) 13:04, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Dream Garden[edit]

There is a large glass mosaic in the Curtis Center lobby in the Curtis Publishing Company building on Independence Square by Maxfield Parrish, with the glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany, that was the subject of legal and public controversy some years ago, when it was going to be sold and removed from the building. I don't have references readily to hand, but given the connections with Philadelphia, this work and the controversy should be mentioned somewhere.[1]

Dream Garden

--DThomsen8 (talk) 14:51, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Golden proportions[edit]

I see no mention of the golden proportions. If memory serves, most of his work was based on phi relationships; an earlier (2000?) Wikipedia article had a paragraph on this. 75.109.248.75 (talk) 08:12, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

I've looked through some random sample of the older revisions (history back to beginning, December 2003), but cannot see any of those keywords, nor anything close to discussions of the golden ratio.
Aha! Next stop was google, which found this and this which link Parrish to Dynamic symmetry. That term is not currently mentioned in our article, but I don't think either of those links would be considered WP:Reliable sources. So the hunt goes on... I hope those leads help. Good luck :) -- Quiddity (talk) 18:41, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Removed section[edit]

I removed the following section from the article. I think that it would be better suited on a page about Parrish's son, instead of on his page. The information also doesn't have sources. I just don't think it's best on this page.

"His second son, Maxfield Parrish, Jr., is known for his important contribution to the development of the first self-developing camera at Dr. Edwin H. Land's Polaroid Corporation. He also collaborated with his cousin, inventor John Haven Emerson, in an important patent lawsuit involving iron lungs.[citation needed]
Maxfield Parrish's third son, Stephen Parrish II, worked for Pan American as a mechanic. His daughter, Jean Parrish, was a noted artist in her own right. She died in 2004.[citation needed]"

Amgisseman(BYU) (talk) 22:30, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

removed paragraph[edit]

I removed the following paragraph because it seems a little subjective and not backed up by any facts or sources. If any one can find sources for this information, then it would be a great paragraph to include; however, as it stands, I just can't leave it in the article.

"Parrish, although unique in his execution and never duplicated, exhibited considerable influence upon other illustrators and artists, an influence which continues through the present. His original paintings are highly sought-after when they come to market, as well as his first-edition prints, which continue to command high prices at both auction and through private sales. His exacting attention to detail preceded the Photorealist and Hyper-Realist art movements, and his abundant imagination and love of fantasy elements have also influenced artists in myriad media." Amgisseman(BYU) (talk) 21:37, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
"Parrish's work defies categorization since he was part of no traditional movement or school, and developed an original and individual style. However, his work has been highly influential, and the prices for his original paintings at auction have increased." Amgisseman(BYU) (talk) 21:39, 15 June 2016 (UTC)