James Stuart Park (1862-1933)
Painter, born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire of Scottish parents, brought up in Ayrshire. He attended Glasgow School of Art, his parents having returned to Scotland soon after his birth. Park furthered his studies in Paris with Lefebvre, Cormon and Boulanger. He was a colleague of the Glasgow Boys, sharing a studio with David Gauld and James Kay. He exhibited at the RSA and GI, RSW, Connell & Sons and in England at the RA, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, MAFA and Baillie Gallery. Park specialised in painting arrangements of flowers, usually agains a dark background.He was largely noted for his flower studies, in particular roses. He also painted a limited series of head and shoulder studies of young girls, surrounded by flowers.Examples of his work are to be found in the collection of the Dick Institute and Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie and Dundee City Art Galleries and Museums. He is referred to as Stuart Park.