George Ira Parrish, Jr. (July 28, 1930 - August 27, 1992) was a game artist who worked probably best known for his historical art. He is known for provided artwork for ASL modules and classic games such as Empires in Arms, Merchant of Venus, and the original versions of Blackbeard and The Republic of Rome.
Parrish was born and lived most of his life in Georgia. He graduated from Georgia Southern College and even studied with Norman Rockwell.
Note: This person should not be confused with his son George "Ira" Parrish, III (c.1967 - November 17, 2002), an artist and graphic designer from Maryville, Tennessee, or artist George Dillwyn "Tim" Parrish (1894 - 1941) or George I. Parrish (1907-1982).