Life (cover)

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Creator

artist: Maxfield Parish

Title

Life (cover)

Publisher

Life Publishing Company

Date

March 17, 1921

Coverage

New York

Subject

Volume 77, number 2,002

Description

Maxfield Parrish’s art was “a combination of beautiful colors, skillful drawing, fanciful worlds and creatures to inhabit them, and through it all a humorous yet human approach to life.” Parrish’s work was featured on the cover of Collier’s fifty times between 1904 and 1936, also contributing to Harper’s Weekly, Scribner’s, Life, Hearst’s, and Ladies’ Home Journal. Shown here is one of Parrish’s most celebrated magazine images: “Humpty Dumpty.”