Park, Lawrence, 1873-1924

Alternative names

Hide Profile

Lawrence Park attended Harvard University from 1892 to 1896 and was a practicing architect, beginning his career in Boston in 1901. As an author he wrote about colonial art. Park served as a non-resident curator in the Department of Colonial Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

From the description of Papers, 1908-1923. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 84665456

Lawrence Park (1873-1924) of Worcester and Groton, Mass., author and authority on American portraiture, worked as a draftsman and architect in the firm of Park and Kendall until 1914, when he chose to devote his time to the sutdy of colonial art, especially portraiture. Park soon became an authority on the works of Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), wrote several descriptive portrait lists, was granted membership in various historical societies, and was hired as a consultant for several museums. He also produced a few genealogies and wrote for many scholarly journals.

From the description of Papers, 1910-1924. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259591

Lawrence Park (1873-1924) was born in Worcester, Mass. to John Gray Park and Elizabeth Bigelow Lawrence. He attended Harvard and the School of Drawing and Painting in the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston. After graduation, he worked as an architect in Boston, commuting from Groton. He married Maria Davis Motley in 1905 and they had two children.

Lawrence Park became interested in family portraits in 1914 while writing a genealogy. He wrote publications regarding portraitists Joseph Badger, Joseph Blackburn, and Gilbert Stuart. He became an authority on early American painting and was made curator of Colonial Art at the Cleveland Museum in 1919. Park went on two Frick Art Reference Library photographing expeditions, to Virginia in 1922 and South Carolina in 1923.

From the description of Lawrence Park Diary, 1923. (Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection). WorldCat record id: 605910718

Lawrence Park (1873-1924) became interested in family portraits in 1914 while writing a genealogy. In addition to his work on Gilbert Stuart, he also wrote publications regarding portraitists Joseph Badger and Joseph Blackburn. He became an authority on early American painting and was made curator of Colonial Art in the Cleveland Museum in 1919.

Gilbert Charles Stuart (1755-1828) was an American painter from Rhode Island. Considered to be one of the foremost American portraitists, the image from his best known painting of George Washington has appeared on the United States one-dollar bill for over one century. Gilbert Stuart produced portraits of over 1,000 people, including the first six presidents of the United States.

From the description of Lawrence Park Research Files on Gilbert Stuart, 1904-1925 (bulk 1920-1925). (Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection). WorldCat record id: 608549028

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Park, Lawrence, 1873-1924. Papers, 1908-1923. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Morgan, John Hill, 1870-1945. John Hill Morgan Research Files, 1922-1944. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Park, Lawrence, 1873-1924. Papers, 1910-1924. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Lawrence, Asa Farnsworth, d. 1873. Papers, 1772-1914. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Nichols, Arthur Howard, 1840-1922. Papers, 1909-1912. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941. Papers, 1902-1938. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Park, Lawrence, 1873-1924. Lawrence Park Research Files on Gilbert Stuart, 1904-1925 (bulk 1920-1925). Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Park, Lawrence, 1873-1924. Lawrence Park Diary, 1923. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Park, Lawrence, 1873-1924. Papers, ca. 1904-1921. Massachusetts Historical Society
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith Abbott, George E. H., d. 1911. person
associatedWith Allston, Washington, 1779-1843. person
associatedWith Appleton, William Sumner, d. 1947. person
associatedWith Badger, Joseph, 1708-1765. person
associatedWith Bayley, Frank W. (Frank William), 1863-1932. person
associatedWith Belknap, Henry Wyckoff, 1860-1946. person
associatedWith Blackburn, Joseph, 1700-1765? person
associatedWith Blackburn, Joseph, fl. 1753-1763. person
associatedWith Bolton, Charles Knowles, 1867-1950. person
associatedWith Brigham, Clarence Saunders, 1877-1963. person
associatedWith Brown, Mather, 1761-1831. person
associatedWith Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931. person
associatedWith Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815. person
associatedWith Earl, Ralph, 1751-1801. person
associatedWith Eichholtz, Jacob, 1776-1842. person
associatedWith Feke, Robert, ca. 1705-1750. person
associatedWith Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941. person
associatedWith Forbes, Harriette Merrifield, 1856-1951. person
associatedWith Frick Art Reference Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984. person
associatedWith Gage, Thomas Hovey, 1826-1909. person
associatedWith Gittings, J. E. person
associatedWith Greenwood, Ethan Allen, 1779-1856. person
associatedWith Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918. person
associatedWith Jones, Ernest, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Lane, John, 1854-1925. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Asa Farnsworth, d. 1873. person
associatedWith Lowthrop School of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, and Gardening for Women (Groton, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Malbone, Edward Greene, 1777-1807. person
associatedWith Martin, Ira W. person
associatedWith Morgan, John Hill, 1870-1945. person
associatedWith Nichols, Arthur Howard, 1840-1922. person
associatedWith Park family. family
associatedWith Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827. person
associatedWith Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860. person
associatedWith Savage, Joseph, d. 1814. person
associatedWith Savage, Thomas, 1608-1682. person
associatedWith Sawitzky, William, 1879 or 80-1947. person
associatedWith Smibert, John, 1688-1751. person
associatedWith Stone, Benjamin H. person
associatedWith Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828. person
associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872. person
associatedWith Trumbull, John, 1756-1843. person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
associatedWith West, William Edward, 1788-1857. person
associatedWith Whiting, Frederic Allen. person
associatedWith Wright, Joseph, 1756-1793. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Massachusetts
United States
Worcester (Mass.)
South Carolina
United States
Groton (Mass.)
Subject
Artists
Painters
Portrait painters--18th century
Art galleries, Commercial
Painting--History
Portraits, American
Painting, Colonial
Portrait painting, American
Art museums
Portrait painters--19th century
Women--Education
Portraits--Expertising
Art--Provenance--Research
Portrait painters
Art--Private collections
Art, Modern--17th century--History
Occupation
Portrait painters
Artists
Function

Person

Birth 1873

Death 1924

Americans

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6h71zxz

Ark ID: w6h71zxz

SNAC ID: 15084360