George Gardner (Simon) Symons
(1863 - 1930)
George Gardner (Simon) Symons was active/lived in New York, California, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey. George Symons is known for landscape-water and snow, marine.
Biography George Gardner (Simon) Symons
A landscape and marine artist, George Symons was one of America's more noted plein-air painters who combined styles of impressionism and realism. His works are cited for their energy and simplicity, and he often did panoramic views.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1861, with the name of George Gardner Simon, but he changed his last name to Symons when he returned from study in England because of concern about anti-semitism. Not much is known about his early life. He first studied at the Chicago Art Institute where he became a close, life-long friend of William Wendt. They painted together in California and then in Cornwall, England in 1898. He also studied in Paris, and Munich and London, and joining a colony of artists at St. Iv
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