Shafer, Simon P
American, act. 19th - early 20th centuries
was active in the last part of the 19th century and was married to Ella
M. Shafer, a fruit and floral painter. Simon was noted as a trompe
l'oeil still life painter who resided in Detroit, Michigan and later
Earlville, Ohio. He also lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a time, as verified by an address given on one of his paintings. He exhibited in numerous galleries with his wife
during the last quarter of the 19th century. His listings included Davenport's Art Reference Guide, Who Was Who, Artists of Early Michigan by Gibson and various on-line resources.