Kentucky Tourism

Cronen, David

Lexington, KY



Although he has lived in Kentucky for most of his adult life, David Cronen describes himself as a “native of Chicago, a descendent of Pittsburgh, and a citizen of Rome.”  Dave adds a disclaimer that he is not a citizen in the Empire sense but at least he has visited Rome.


Although Dave makes his living as a commercial photographer, he has many other interests that influence his art.  He serves as volunteer photographer for the Lexington History Museum.  Dave is an avid sports fan and roots for all teams from Pittsburgh.  His photograph of legendary Pirates right-fielder Roberto Clemente hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York. 


Dave can be heard on the radio hosting a weekly program, “Off the Cuff.”  His guests have ranged from local high school scholars to national celebrities including Charlton Heston and playwright, Neil Simon.  Dave says he “takes pleasure in the pure exhilaration of good conversation and counts himself lucky to have had the opportunity to interact with a variety of the world’s most engaging notables.” 


Dave’s photographs can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.