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Name: Hermann Gustav Simon
Dates: (1846 - 1895)
Nationality: American, born Germany
Biography: Hermann Gustav Simon was born in Schlietz in Saxony and immigrated with his family to Philadelphia in 1848. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia with Robert Wylie (1839–1877), and later with George F. Bensell (1837–1879) and Henry W. Bispham (1841–1882). He exhibited at the Academy in 1863 and between 1876 and 1887, at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, and with the Philadelphia Society of Artists in 1879–81 and again in 1884. Simon’s most celebrated painting, The Pigeon Shoot—Philadelphia Gun Club (1879; private collection), was included in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s 1976 exhibition Philadelphia: Three Centuries of American Art (page 411, plate 352), the catalogue for which remains the best source of information on the artist. Sporting subjects, specifically portraits of dogs, were the artist’s speciality and gained him considerable recognition in the Philadelphia area.

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Other works: Hermann Gustav Simon (Landscape with a Mill)
Landscape with a Mill
 
 
 
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