N. Ross Parke was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1904. He studied two years at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and received his BFA degree in 1927 from the Yale School of Fine Arts. He was a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, in London, England, and is listed in the Who's Who in American Art.
Mr. Parke was a freelance artist and teacher, and won many awards from Florida to New England, including 1st Gold Medal and Money Award of the Beaux Art Institute of Design in New York City. He represented the state of Connecticut in the Grumbacker Award. He was an active member in the West Hartford Music & Art Club, and West Hartford Art League, of which he was a charter member and h
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