The following information was submitted by James McCormick, Professor Emeritus of Art whose research about the artist resulted in an exhibit, A Bostonian Painter in Kentucky - Asa Park, (1790-1827) held from October 19 -November 30, 2006. The exhibit was sponsored by the Georgetown & Scott County Museum in collaboration with the Georgetown College Art Department, both in Georgetown, KY.
Asa Park was primarily a portrait painter. He also did sign and ornamental paintings. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts to Joshua and Lois Fuller Park on August 2, 1790. He was a student of John Rittoe Penniman. Park worked in the Boston area for a time, around Newton. A signed still li
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