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Amory C. Simons photographic materials, circa 1910-circa 1984, bulk circa 1910-1920s

Simons, Amory C. (Amory Coffin), 1869-1959

Art teacher, Sculptor

This site provides access to the papers of Amory C. (Amory Coffin) Simons in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2019, and total 56 images.

Collection Information

Size: 0.7 linear ft.

Summary: The photographic materials of equestrian sculptor, Amory C. Simons, measure 0.7 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to circa 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1910 to circa 1920s. The collection includes four letters to Simons, photographic prints, negatives, and glass plate negatives of horses and riders including New York City police and mounted models, and other miscellaneous subjects.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, sculptor and educator Amory Coffin Simons (1869-1959), was known for his animal statuettes, and for his equestrian sculpture in particular.

Provenance

The collection was a 1968 gift of Mrs. Paul Fitchen, Chester Beach's daughter, who found the papers in her basement. Beach and Simons were close friends.