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Frederick Maxfield Parrish
(1870 - 1966)

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1870 Born 25 July in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1877 Takes first trip to Europe with parents
1882 Complete grammar school in Philadelphia and enters Swarthmore College Preparatory School
1884 Travels in Europe with parents, studies the Old Masters and other classical art
1888 Enters Haverford College
1892 Enrols at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
1894 First major commission for decorations at the Mask and Wig Club of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
1895 Marries Lydia Austin
1897 Completes first illustrated book, L. Frank Baum's Mother Goose in Prose, The Sandman presented at the annual exhibition of the Society of American Artists
1898 Parrish builds his estate 'The Oaks' at Plainfield, New Hampshire; begins commissions for Century (they continue until 1917)
1903 Illustrates Edith Wharton's Italian Villas and Their Gardens
1905 Awarded an honorary degree from Haverford College
1912 Hearst magazine commissions begin and last until 1914
1918 The General Electric Company publishes the first Edison-Mazda calendars (Parrish works on these until 1932)
1922 Daybreak distributed as an art print - this becomes the most reproduced art image of all time
1925 The Knave of Hearts, Parrish's last illustrated book, is published
1953 Wife dies
1962 Arthritis forces Parrish to stop painting
1966 Dies 10 March at "The Oaks"
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