Classic Beauty

Daybreak by Maxfield Parrish, 1922, Private Collection.

Parrish's father was an artist and he was encouraged by his family to pursue a career as an artist. He had a good deal of success as an artist, but also as an illustrator who added life and color to many books. This is one of his most famous pieces and is still available as a print today, also still very popular.

There is a retrospective of Parrish's work through September 2, 2012 at The National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, RI.