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Pinckney Marcius-Simons (1857–1936)

New York-born artist who spent his youth in Spain, Italy, and France. He studied painting under Jehan Georges Vibert, eventually joining the painter’s household.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1857
Continuing to reside in France, he exhibited at the Paris Salon at an early age and quickly established himself as a successful genre painter. In the 1890s (perhaps following a serious illness), he radically changed his subject matter and technique. Sometimes classified as Symbolist, his phantasmagoric later works depicted Christian religious visions, elements of Classical mythology, and scenes inspired by the operas of Richard Wagner. His works were greatly admired by Teddy Roosevelt, who owned four paintings by Maricus-Simons and called him "a great imaginative artist, a wonderful colorist; and a man with a vision more wonderful still." In 1908 he was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Described from the beginning of his career as "delicate in health," he died in his forties in Bayreuth, where he was buried. In his lifetime his works fiercely divided critics and were avidly sought by collectors, but after his death he was largely forgotten.
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Marcius-Simons--The Young Lulli--Ideals (cropped)

Marcius-Simons--The Young Lulli--Ideals (cropped)

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, The Young Lulli, by 1888, photogravure from the book Recent ideals of American Art by Geoerge William Sheldon, Publisher D. Appleton & Co., 1888. "In childhood Lulli [Jean-Baptiste Lul... More

Marcius-Simons--Victory--1904
Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Porcelain Towers

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Porcelain Towers

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Porcelain Towers, c. 1905-1909, oil on canvas, 113 x 88.8 cm, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Oyster Bay, NY. In his autobiography, Teddy Roosevelt wrote that at Sagamore Hill "t... More

Marcius-Simons--Pride and Pleasure

Marcius-Simons--Pride and Pleasure

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Pride and Pleasure, by 1888, typogravure from the book Recent ideals of American Art by Geoerge William Sheldon, Publisher D. Appleton & Co., 1888.

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Les Courtisanes, 1894, Delaware Art Museum

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Les Courtisanes, 1894, Delaware Art Museum

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Les Courtisanes, c. 1894, Delaware Art Museum; oil on canvas, 41.5 x 28.5 inches. Acquired 1993, subsequent to auction of May 3, 1993 at Christie's as "Classical Maidens Descending a S... More

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Le Graal

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Le Graal

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Le Graal, c. 1900, private collection; oil on panel, signed lower left, 115 x 144 cm.

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Parsifal--c 1904--La Salle University Art Museum

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Parsifal--c 1904--La Salle University Art Mus...

Pinckney Marcius-Simons (1867-1909, American); Parsifal; c. 1904; oil on canvas; 58.75 x 71.5 inches. Purchased with funds from general endowment provided by Richard M. Throne & James Hanes; Collection of La S... More

Marcius-Simons--Where Light and Shadows Meet

Marcius-Simons--Where Light and Shadows Meet

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Where Light and Shadow Meet, c. 1892-1904, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Oyster Bay, NY; oil on canvas, 144.7 x 91.4 cm. In a letter to the artist dated March 19, 1904, Teddy R... More

Marcius-Simons--The Young Lulli--Ideals

Marcius-Simons--The Young Lulli--Ideals

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, The Young Lulli, by 1888, photogravure from the book Recent ideals of American Art by Geoerge William Sheldon, Publisher D. Appleton & Co., 1888. "In childhood Lulli [Jean-Baptiste Lul... More

Pinckney Marcius-Simons Symbolist Landscape

Pinckney Marcius-Simons Symbolist Landscape

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Symbolist Landscape, by 1909, private collection; oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches; auctioned May 15, 2012, at Heritage Auctions, Dallas, result $9,375.[1][2]

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--And Angels Led the Way

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--And Angels Led the Way

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, And Angels Led the Way!, by 1896, private collection; oil on canvas, 21 x 28.25 inches. See the exhibition catalogue "The P. Marcius-Simons oil paintings: on free exhibition at the Ave... More

Marcius-Simons--Le Chant du Cygne--1893

Marcius-Simons--Le Chant du Cygne--1893

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Le Chant du Cygne (Song of the Swan), exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1893; reproduced in the book Goupil's Paris Salon of 1893 by Gaston Jollivet, published by Boussod, Valadon & Co.,... More

Vision of a Demon by Pinckney Marcius Simons

Vision of a Demon by Pinckney Marcius Simons

Vision of a Demon by Pinckney Marcius Simons

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--A Flirtation

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--A Flirtation

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, A Flirtation, oil on panel, 18 x 22 inches. Auctioned at Bonham's San Francisco, 15 Nov. 2006, as Lot 4178; result $9000 ($10,755 including premium).[1]

Marcius-Simons--Richelieu at the Bastile

Marcius-Simons--Richelieu at the Bastile

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Richelieu at the Bastile, by 1888, typogravure from the book Recent ideals of American Art by Geoerge William Sheldon, Publisher D. Appleton & Co., 1888.

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, L’Apparition du Graal à Perceval

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, L’Apparition du Graal à Perceval

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, L’Apparition du Graal à Perceval, c. 1904, private collection, oil on panel, 72 x 67 cm. Depicts the moment in Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal when the light radiates, the Grail sets i... More

1892--Marcius-Simons--My Kingdom--from Art Journal

1892--Marcius-Simons--My Kingdom--from Art Journal

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Mon Royaume n'est pas de ce monde (My Kingdom Is Not of This World), exhibited at the 1892 Paris Salon; reproduced in The Art Journal, vol. 52, 1892, facing p. 328.

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Picking Flowers, Easter

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Picking Flowers, Easter

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Picking Flowers, Easter, by 1909, private collection, signed lower left, oil on cradled panel, 12 1/2 x 16 1/8 inches,

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Poppy Fields

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Poppy Fields

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, "Poppy Fields" (auction title), private collection, oil panel, 10 x 14 inches, signed lower left. It bears the stylized signature of the artist's work after 1892. Possibly this is "Wil... More

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Woman with a Fan Reading

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Woman with a Fan Reading

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Woman with a Fan Reading, by 1909, private collection; oil on canvas, 5.98 x 9.25 inches; auctioned May 15, 1212, result $2,750.[1]

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Cardinal Richelieu

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Cardinal Richelieu

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Cardinal Richelieu, by 1909, private collection, oil on canvas, 70.5 x 79 cm. Richelieu is depicted with his hand on the death warrant of the five plotters and a map of Richelieu's pla... More

The City of Dreams by Pinckney Marcius Simons

The City of Dreams by Pinckney Marcius Simons

The City of Dreams by Pinckney Marcius Simons, oil on canvas, 31 x 44 inches

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, A New Dawn, by 1909

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, A New Dawn, by 1909

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, A New Dawn, by 1909; oil on canvas, 53 x 81 cm, signed lower middle.

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--red sails, distant towers, radiant figure

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--red sails, distant towers, radiant figure

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, untitled oil on canvas (red sails, distant towers, radiant figure at center), by 1909, private collection; auctioned June 21, 2011 as Lot 108 at Christie's, Paris; passed.

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Les Premières Voiles—retour de la pêche du hareng (Hébrides)--1891

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Les Premières Voiles—retour de la pêche du ha...

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Les Premières Voiles—retour de la pêche du hareng (Hébrides), exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1891, oil on cavas painting reproduced in the book Catalogue Illustré des ouvrages de pei... More

MARCIUS-SIMONS--THE-AMBITIOUS-MODEL

MARCIUS-SIMONS--THE-AMBITIOUS-MODEL

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, The Ambitious Model, oil on panel, signed "Marcius-Simons" lower left, 14 7/8 x 18 inches. Auctioned October 26, 2017 at Shannon's, Milford, CT, result: $7500.[1]

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Les Bâtisseurs de la ville (La Renaissance)

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Les Bâtisseurs de la ville (La Renaissance)

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Les Bâtisseurs de la ville (La Renaissance), exhibited at the Salon de la Rose†Croix, Paris, 1897, private collection; oil on canvas, 22 x 13 inches, signed middle right; the frame has... More

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Towering Cathedral

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Towering Cathedral

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Towering Cathedral, by 1909, private collection; oil on canvas, 38 x 48 inches, signed at lower left. Auctioned May 3, 2011 at William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, Chadds Ford, PA.[1]... More

Little Lord Fauntleroy - A couple of people standing next to a dog

Little Lord Fauntleroy - A couple of people standing next to a dog

Public domain photograph of 19th-century portrait, child, children, infant, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Seats of the Mighty

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Seats of the Mighty

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Seats of the Mighty, before 1904,[1] Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Oyster Bay, NY; oil on canvas, 128.2 x 96.5 cm. This painting was given to Theodore Roosevelt as a surprise g... More

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, The Child Canova Modeling a Lion Out of Butter, c 1885

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, The Child Canova Modeling a Lion Out of Butte...

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, The Child Canova Modeling a Lion Out of Butter, c. 1885, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA (acquired 2014; previously in the collection of Robert Isaacson and James Draper and exhibi... More

Marcius-Simons--Little Lord Fauntleroy--Ideals

Marcius-Simons--Little Lord Fauntleroy--Ideals

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Little Lord Fauntleroy, by 1888, photogravure from the book Recent ideals of American Art by Geoerge William Sheldon, Publisher D. Appleton & Co., 1888.

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Lost in Her Thoughts

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Lost in Her Thoughts

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Lost in Her Thoughts, c. 1890-92, private collection.

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Fairies

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Fairies

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Fairies, by 1909, private collection, oil on canvas, 24 x 28.5 inches. Auctioned Nov 28, 2006 at Bonham's, New York; unsold.[1]

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Les Derniers Jours de Pompéi

Pinckney Marcius-Simons--Les Derniers Jours de Pompéi

Pinckney Marcius-Simons, Les Derniers Jours de Pompéi, by 1909, private collection; oil on canvas, signed bottom left, 82 x 150 cm. Auctioned Feb 7, 2013 at Bonham's, Paris.