George Gardner Symons

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George Gardner Symons circa 1920

George Gardner Symons (1861-1930) was an American impressionist painter.


He was born in either 1861 or 1863 in Chicago, Illinois. Attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Symons also studied in Europe and won awards at the National Academy of Design and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.[1] Symons was one of the plein-air painters who built their studios in Laguna Beach, California during the early 1900s. He died in Hillside, New Jersey in 1930.[2][3]

An example of his work entitled "A Fishing Village - St Ives"


  1. ^ Demetrion, James T. (1985). Selected Paintings, Sculptures and Works on Paper. Des Moines Art Center. p. 206. ISBN 0-9614615-0-0. 
  2. ^ "Noted Artist of New York Succumbs to Pneumonia at Age of 64. Winner Of Famous Prizes. Specialized in Winter Landscapes. Principal Works Now In Leading Art Galleries.". New York Times. January 14, 1930. Retrieved 2009-08-10. George Gardner Symons, one of nation's leading landscape painters died late Sunday night after illness, which culminated in pneumonia, at the home of brother-in-law, A. M. Trevorrow, Williamson Avenue, Hillside, N.J. age was 64. 
  3. ^ "Gardner Symons, Famed American Artist, Dies at Hillside. N.J.". Los Angeles Times. January 15, 1930. Retrieved 2009-08-10. Gardner Symons, famous American landscape painter, died at the home of relatives in Hillside, N. J., after a protracted illness contracted last October when he returned from a painting trip to Europe, according to word received here yesterday. 

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