George Gardner Symons (1861-1930)

Grand Canyon, c. 1910
Oil, 6.125 in x 9.75 in
George Symons, a landscape painter whose works blend realism with a broad, vigorous, impressionistic stroke, is best known for his portraits of New England, Cornwall (England), and the American West. Born in Chicago, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and in Paris, Munich, and London. He established a studio near Laguna Beach, California in 1902. He painted entirely outdoors, and his desert and Grand Canyon paintings are among his most acclaimed works. Symons was an associate of the National Academy of Design, and his work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Smithsonian Institution.

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