Stefan Simony

The Art Agency Weinpolter purchases quality paintings by Stefan Simony. Detailed information about the artist:


Stefan Simony (Vienna 1860 - Vienna 1950)

Stefan Simony belonged to the same generation of artists as Johann Nepomuk Geller (1860-1984) and Maximilian Suppantschitsch (1868-1953). He studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. His teachers were Griepenkerl and Huber; Huber instructed him in animal painting. In addition he studied landscape painting as a disciple of Lichtenfels.

In the late 1870s, Stefan Simony started painting the Wachau region near Vienna with its ships and animals in the fields. During World War I (1914-1918) Stefan Simony frequently stayed in the Wachau and concentrated on his work while many of his younger colleagues did their military service.

Early in 1945, the painter's studio in Vienna was severely damaged in a bombing. Consequently the 85-year-old artist returned to the Wachau once again: the town of Duernstein, where Stefan Simony stayed while working in the area, became his main motif. Again he painted horsemen drawing ships, this time copying from photographs, as well as picturesque cottages, lanes, stairs and walls. His pictures became more lively and lost their initial serious atmosphere.


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