Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Art Review - "The Loneliness of Peter Parrot" by Walter Everett

For today's #museumtourtuesday, check out this painting by American illustrator Walter Everett.

Everett studied with the great Howard Pyle and was in constant demand by the biggest magazines of the early 20th century. He became known for letting deadlines slip, and he quit illustration altogether in his 30s, setting fire to most of his paintings. Illustration can be a very frustrating career.
 
This piece is a marvel. There is so much happening within the composition, and yet it all holds together. It's a piece to be explored, with numerous elements woven throughout the dappled light.
 
"The Loneliness of Peter Parrot" • Walter Everett • Oil on panel • 24" x 24" 
• Ladies Home Journal, January 1925

 
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