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Awesome picture book illustrators #3: Maxfield Parrish

Maxfield Parrish might not be a household name, but he is quite famous within the world of fine art.  However, before he made his name in the highbrow art world his talent was directed toward picture books (and magazine articles).  Like the first and second entries in this series, Parrish worked with author L. Frank Baum on a book of nursery rhyme adaptations.  Parrish then moved on to illustrating adaptations of famous epics like Arabian Nights and Ring of Nibelung.

Because of his enduring fame in the fine art community, there are many Parrish books in print, although many of them present his illustrations out of their original context and in a coffee table art book format.

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