Stefan Simony

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Detailed information about Stefan Simony (Wien 1860 - 1950 Wien:

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, the latter instructing him in animal painting. In addition he studied landscape painting as a disciple of Lichtenfels. Already in the late 1870s Stefan Simony started painting the Wachau with its ships and the horses drawing them, then typical for the Danube region. Later on, he tried to realistically combine the region's animals and landscape in his paintings.
During the war (1914-1918) Stefan Simony frequently stayed in the Wachau and concentrated on his work while many of his younger colleagues did their military service - at best as war painters.
Early in 1945 the painter's studio in Vienna was severely damaged in a bombing. Consequently the 85-year-old man retreated to the Wachau once again: the city of Duernstein, where Stefan Simony stayed as long as he worked, 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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