Will (William) Simmons
(1884 - 1949)
Will (William) Simmons was active/lived in Connecticut, California / Spain. Will Simmons is known for nature studies painting, etcheing, sculpture.
Biography Will (William) Simmons
Will (William) Simmons (1884-1949)
Known primarily as a painter and etcher of natural history subjects, William Simmons was the son of Edward Emerson Simmons (1852-1931) who was one of the original Ten American Painters. From a distinguished Massachusetts family, Will's father was first cousin to Ralph Waldo Emerson, and he grew up in the Old Manse, the house in Concord, Massachusetts in which Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the volumes of short stories, Mosses from an Old Manse.
Will Simmons was born in Elche, Spain, while his parents were traveling. His early studies were under his father's tutelage in Baltimore, Maryland, and his formal education followed at the Académie Julian in Paris. With family heritage rich in
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