~Written by Lois V. Harris
Fantasy helps shape the Golden Age of illustration. In the mid 1920's, Maxfield Parrish was a household name. He was considered the most popular American artist before Norman Rockwell and was credited with helping to develop the future of visual arts in the United States. The first color reproduction posters displayed the glowing hues and architectural detail of his work. Magazines, advertisements, books for kids and adults, calendars, greeting cards, and menus all used his illustrations. This biography for children contains photographs of the artist and is illustrated with the colorful dream lands he was known for creating. (Amazon)
Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe chronicles the life of famous artist Maxfield Parrish. This well-written account of his amazing life is filled with photos that depict him and his work from the early stages forward. The story's purpose is to educate children about Maxfield Parrish's remarkable talent and it certainly achieves this goal.
This non-fiction account is told in simple terms making it the perfect teaching tool for classrooms, homeschooling, and parents hoping to educate their children in art history. With so many schools removing art from the curriculum, I believe it is important for children to be exposed to the arts and this book as well as others by Lois V. Harris do just that.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe. Available on Amazon.
You can find out more about Lois V. Harris and her work by visitng www.loisharris.net. Be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win an autographed copy of Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe.