Thank you for allowing me to use colors as rich and deep as you please. I had always wanted to do so, yet was never allowed because of the color capabilities of our lithographers today. Now that I have done it, I don't think I'll ever go back.
Letter to Gertrude Whitney (8 April 1914)
Modernistic-Abstractionist-Art... consists of 75% explanation and 25% God knows what!Maxfield Parrish
There is an implied warranty that a commissioned work should last a lifetime. There is to be no charge.Maxfield Parrish
I don't know what people find or like in me, I'm hopelessly commonplace! ... Current appreciation of my work is a bit "highbrow", I've always considered myself a popular artist.Maxfield Parrish
In 1925 it was estimated that one out of every five American homes had a Parrish print on its wall. He was, and still remains the most reproduced artist in the history of art.Maxfield Parrish