S. Sam Park Biography
S. Sam Park
After graduating from Seoul’s Jung Ang University in 1973, Park traveled to Paris, where he
studied painting and lived with other young artists. His artistic style today clearly reflects the
inspiration of the French Impressionists.
Sam Park returned to Korea briefly in 1984 to participate in a national art competition for the country’s1988 Olympic Games. With more than 2,000 entrants, Park won the contest and received a Gold Medal. Following the Olympics, Park's painting was purchased by the Hyundai Corporation for their corporate headquarters.
Park then returned to Europe, where he lived for the next fourteen years, primarily in France, but
also in Greece and on Cyprus. While living on Cyprus, Park was commissioned by the President of
Cyprus to paint the First Lady's portrait. Six paintings by Park are currently displayed in the
Park moved to the U.S. in 1994, and now resides in Southern California. He began exhibiting limited edition works in American galleries in 1998, and will be found exclusively in Salem at the Roger Yost Gallery.