Works by the American imagist Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966), one of the greats of the golden age of illustration, will be on view at Nassau County Museum of Art from Nov. 21 to Feb. 28, 2016. The works are drawn from the National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, RI, and curated by Judy and Laurence S. Cutler, cofounders of the National Museum of American Illustration.
Maxfield Parrish: Paintings and Prints from the National Museum of American Illustration embodies the artist’s long career and extraordinary accomplishments, displaying Parrish’s lush coloristic effect with amazing detail. The exhibition includes original artworks as well as a large collection of vintage prints. Through this showing of artworks and vintage reproductions, today’s viewers will have the unique opportunity to see the way that viewers of an earlier age observed these images, comparing the mass-produced reproductions against the original luminous canvases. [Read more…]