Joseph Henry Bush

Joseph Henry Bush
Self portrait of Joseph Henry Bush.jpg
Self-portrait, 1837
DiedJanuary 11, 1865
Resting placeLexington Cemetery
Portrait of Zachary Taylor by Joseph Henry Bush.

Joseph Henry Bush (1794/1800 – January 11, 1865) was an American portrait painter. Born in Kentucky, he was trained by Thomas Sully in Philadelphia, and he opened his first studio in Frankfort, followed by Lexington and Louisville.[1] He also lived in Cincinnati, Ohio.[2] His work was exhibited at the Kentucky Governor's Mansion in 2011 with other Kentucky portraitists.[3] His portrait of President Zachary Taylor is at the White House.[4]


  1. ^ Pennington, Estill Curtis (2011). Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, 1802–1920: Featuring Works from the Filson Historical Society. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky. p. 118. ISBN 9780813126128. OCLC 1037184082.
  2. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky. p. 145. ISBN 9780813117720.
  3. ^ "Facing the Past". The Governor's Mansion Frankfort, Kentucky. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Zachary Taylor". The White House Historical Association. Retrieved August 2, 2020.

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