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    • Edger on January 1, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Is it time to wake up now? Groan… 😉

    • TMC on January 1, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Wake up!                

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  1. Great choice for a photo, budydharma!

    When I saw “Daybreak” by Maxfield Parrish in an antique store more than thirty years ago, I became an instant aficianado of his work.  

    For those who enjoy combining art with travel, here are a few options:

    Newport, RI — The National Museum of American Illustration houses the largest collection of Parrish’s work in a single location, featuring 72 of his artistic creations.

    The area straddling the Connecticut River near White River Junction, VT, is one of the most scenic areas of the United States.  Parrish lived for a time in this area, as part of the Cornish Art Colony, whose central figure was Augustus Saint-Gaudens, whose home and studio can be visited on the east side of the river near Cornish, NH.  The following provides some additional information regarding the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, as briefly detailed here and his life/work, which can be seen here.

    A list of the many distinguished artists, poets, authors, political figures, etc., who called the Cornish Colony their home during the late 1800s and early 1900s can be found here.

    Two area locations featuring Parrish’s work are as follows:

    Hanover, NH — Hood Art Museum, located at Dartmouth University, the northernmost of the eight Ivy League schools.

    Windsor, VT — Cornish Colony Art Museum — A small but pleasant museum, located in the historic Old Windsor Fire Station.  The museum devotes much of its space to Parrish’s work. Windsor, along with Woodstock, Vermont are two of this writer’s favorite towns.

    And elsewhere…

    Philadelphia, PA — The Curtis Center (the original home of the Curtis Publishing Company, which founded the Saturday Evening Post and Ladies Home Journal, among others) is located in Independence Square West. This location prominently features “Dream Garden”, a 49 ft. glass mosaic designed by Parrish and built by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Definitely worth seeing if you are visiting Philly!

    I’m not sure if the following list is completely accurate, but here are some other locations that feature Parrish’s work.

    Enjoy!

     

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