Maxfield Parrish (1870- 1966) was a 20th- century American painter and illustrator. His artworks are characterized by the use of highly saturated colors and idealized neo- classical imagery. He used glazing technique to achive such vibrant colors. That is, he first applied a translucent paint and glaze (an oil medium) on the canvas. Parrish generally prefered a blue and white monochromatic underpainting. So, the Parish blue took its name after him.
Parrish would also take pictures of models in black and white and cut the images to put on his canvas. He would later cover them with glaze which gave the three dimensional effect to his paintings. Here are some of Parrish’s amazing artworks.