SIMONS Jan Frans
A SPRING DAY
Oil on canvas: 51 x 70.5 cm / 20.1 x 27.5 in
Signed and situated 'Brasschaat' lower right
Painter of portraits, figures, landscapes and still lifes; etcher.
Jan Frans Simons was a pupil of Eugène Joors at the Antwerp School of Art. He also took private lessons with Rumpels. He painted in and around Brasschaat where he lived as a young boy with his parents. He participated in many exhibitions in Belgium, Holland, France and Germany. In 1879 he exhibited his first painting in Antwerp.
Simons is an artist of solid composition, racy colors and sincere and graceful talent.
Antwerp 1855 – Brasschaat 1919
Antwerp - Tournai
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 590-591.