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Beautiful Graphics by T.F.Simon, Czech Artist

Graphics by T.F.Simon, Czech ArtistBoulevard Saint-Martin, Paris, 1910

Graphics by T.F.Simon, Czech ArtistEvening Festival, Paris, 1910


T.F.Simon. Beautiful Winter
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Tavík František Šimon (1877-1942), was a Czech painter, etcher, and woodcut artist. He was the youngest of seven children of the miller Antonin Šimon and Anna Tavikova. He showed early a talent for drawing, his elementary school teacher recommended to his parents to send him for art education in Prague.

As a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, he received a stipend that allowed him to travel to Italy, Belgium, England and France. He had his first solo exhibition in Prague in 1905, and a Paris exhibition in 1906. His extensive travels would eventually also bring him to New York City, London, the Netherlands, Spain, Morocco, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), India, and Japan, images of all of which appear in his work.


Graphics by T.F.Simon, Czech ArtistCommunicants on the Steps of La Madeleine, Paris, 1909


After studying in Paris in 1905–1913, Simon returned to Prague and became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague.
Simon's style was strongly influenced by the French Impressionists and, perhaps through them, by Japanese printmaking techniques, in particular color aquatints with soft ground etching. created more than 650 graphic works of high quality.
Largely ignored during the Communist era in Czechoslovakia, his work has received greater attention in recent years.

T.F.Simon, EtchingsPorte Saint-Martin, Paris, 1908

T.F.Simon, EtchingsFireworks in Paris, 1928

T.F.Simon, EtchingsBreton Potters

T.F.Simon, EtchingsThe old Canal Het Kolkje, Amsterdam, 1913

T.F.Simon, EtchingsMi-careme, Paris, 1907

T.F.Simon, EtchingsSunny Beach, 1906

T.F.Simon, EtchingsSous le Parasole, 1904

Etchings by T.F.SimonParis, Boulevard in the evening, 1910

Etchings by T.F.SimonRue Mouffetard, Paris

Etchings by T.F.SimonRue Royale in the Rain, Paris, 1923

Etchings by T.F.SimonPlace Maubert, Paris, 1913

Etchings by T.F.SimonNocturne in Stramberk, 1921

Etchings by T.F.SimonLes Halles et l`Église Saint-Eustache, Paris 1926

Etchings by T.F.SimonTyn Church in the Morning, 1932

Etchings by T.F.SimonPont Saint-Michel, Paris 1927

Etchings by T.F.SimonWindy Beach, 1908

Etchings by T.F.SimonFiesole near Florence in the Evening 1929

Etchings by T.F.SimonMarketplace in Nice, 1912

Etchings by T.F.SimonPetit Restaurant, Paris, 1906

Etchings by T.F.SimonParisian Flower Vendors, 1909

T.F.SimonCharles Bridge and Hradcany, 1910

T.F.SimonNocturne, 1916

T.F.SimonNotre Dame in Twilight, Paris, 1923

T.F.SimonNotre-Dame de Paris in the Evening, 1927

T.F.SimonNocturne in Morlaix, Brittany 1929

T.F.SimonArc de Triomphe, Paris, 1931

T.F.SimonPrague, 1920

T.F.SimonRue Saint-Jacques, Paris, 1929

T.F.SimonThe Old Bibliophile, Paris 1926

T.F.SimonBird Market in Verona, 1906

T.F.SimonVenetian Woman, 1908

12 comments:

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    Marta

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  2. Lovely blog.
    I really admire T F Simon's work and just got back from Prague yesterday. I'd looked for a book of his work whilst I was there in the second hand book shops, but didn't have any luck. I have found one online, but it appears to be a catalogue from an exhibition, with no images of it shown. It is quite expensive and I would rather see what I am buying first.
    Do you know of any books, possibly in print, that you would recommend. I enjoy his images of Prague and especially like his more graphic work and Ex-Libris.
    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

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  3. To Anonymous

    Unfortunately, I can't recommend you anything as I myself would love to have a book with the artist's works and couldn't find any...

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  4. I am an avid collector of prints, including the works of T.F. Simon. In fact, I happen to be the owner of a few of the examples you are showing here.

    The best books on his work are the gallery catalog published in 2004. While it only includes a small number of prints, it is an important catalog because is includes a few of his unique prints not seen before... or since. :) This book is: "Around the World in 80 pictures" published by Galerie U Krizovniku, Prague. It is VERY tough to locate, I was lucky enough to get a few.

    The 2nd important book is also a gallery catalog, published in 2002 by Frederick Baker in Chicago. It includes perhaps 60% or so of Simon's prints. This book is titled: "The Graphic Work of T.F. Simon". If you watch, they come up on eBay from time to time.

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  5. I cannot thank you enough for the info about the books!

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  6. Beautiful work. Success!
    Mary Paiva

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  7. Hi,
    I live in New York and recently discovered a signed and numbered T.F. print that has been in our family for many many years, but no one took notice until now. How would I go about getting it appraised, is there a gallery in NYC I could go to?
    Nick

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    1. I guess you could try through this site dedicated to the artist, they might help:
      http://www.tfsimon.com/index1.htm.
      Also try this link http://art-collecting.com/prints.htm.

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  8. T.F.Simon is extremly talented.

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  9. Do you know where I can buy a print of T. F. Simon's work?

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  10. I own a total of three 1921 original color etchings by Tavik Frantisek Simon he left with my ex-in-laws in Ohio. All 3 were exhibited at Closson's Gallery in Cincinnati/OH in the 1920s/1930s. Need to sell them urgently because of severe health issues. Selling to highest bidder. Please, contact me for pictures of front and back sites of etchings. Call/text: 941-735-4179 email: juergen.j.schaberick@gmail.com
    Located in Sarasota County/Florida

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  11. I own a total of three 1921 original color etchings by Tavik Frantisek Simon he left with my ex-in-laws in Ohio. All 3 were exhibited at Closson's Gallery in Cincinnati/OH in the 1920s/1930s. Need to sell them urgently because of severe health issues. Selling to highest bidder. Please, contact me for pictures of front and back sites of etchings. Call/text: 941-735-4179 email: juergen.j.schaberick@gmail.com
    Located in Sarasota County/Florida

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