The artist Pavel Šimon (Prague, 16. 6. 1920 – 26. 6. 1958) was educated at the Academy of Fine-Arts in Prague. 
He graduated in 1946. He was a pupil of professor Pukl and a son of the renowned painter Tavík František Šimon and his wife Vilma Kracikova. Pavel Šimon grew up in the villa-quarter of Bubenec, in the villa Na Zatorce 483 (later called V Tisine 10) in Prague. 
He was the youngest of 4 children: Kamil (* Paris 1906 - † 05 .09.1912), Eva (* Paris 18.07.1908 - † Prague 29.05. 1997),  Ivan (*05.06.1914) and Pavel.
Pavel Šimon is well-known for his book-illustrations and ex-libris, but he was a painter too. 



Pavel was married twice. His first wife was the female artist Vera Kaplanová (* Prague 23.08.1920). With her he had a daughter Alena 
(* Prague 1950). Vera studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1939), she was a pupil of Cyril Bouda and O. Blazicka. 

Vera Šimonova-Kaplanova: "Two children at the Beach", 
watercolour 65 x 60 mm, 16-03-1952.
In an Album Amicorum for Petrickovi Kabatkovi.

After he divorced Vera, Pavel married his second wife Mila Hudera.
They lived with his mother Vilma in the villa Na Zatorce 483, Prague. 
Their son Petr
Šimon was born shortly after Pavel died. Vilma Šimonova died in 1959.
Mila, her son and her new husband the Czech dissident Vaclav Ottl fled the country in 1969 and settled in Zürich, because of the dangerous situation in Czechoslovakia after the fall of the Dubcek government.
Ottl became a classical master at, for example, the Kantonsschule Zürcher Unterland in Switzerland.
Since a few years Pavel Šimon's artworks are on the art-market again. There are many admirers from different countries. 
We show on this page some paintings and works of art with different methods, such as mezzotint, woodcut, etching, aquatint, watercolour and drawing in pencil, to give an impression of the artist's own style. 

-Dr. Prokop Toman, Encyclopedia of Czech-Slovak artists. 
-Tsjechoslowaakse grafici. Exhibition-catalogue of book illustrations, exlibris and stamps from Czechoslovakian artists. Tentoonstelling van boekillustraties, exlibris en postzegels uit Tsjechoslowakije. 22.03/04.05 1968, 's Gravenhage (Den Haag, Netherlands). Museum van het boek (Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum). 
-De grafici V. Cinybulk, M. Florian, J. Lukavsky en Pavel
Šimon.  Nijmegen (Netherlands), De Getijdenpers, 1958.
-Vollmer. Allgemeines Lexicon Der Bildenden Künstlers 20sten Jahrhundert. Page 418.

Pavel Šimon grew up in the villa-quarter of Bubenec in Prague. 
Na Zatorce 483 (later called V Tisine 10). Photo ca. 1930.
You can see the murals by T. F Šimon on the walls of the house. 

T.F. Šimon: "Portrait of my Son Pavel". Colour-woodcut, 17 x 15 cm, 1921.


T.F. Šimon: "Portrait of Pavel Šimon". 
Novak 347. Size: 22,5 x 14 cm. 
Dry point etching, 1921. 
Monogram TFŠ and signed in pencil T F Šimon.

T.F. Šimon: "Portrait of my son Pavel"
Oil on panel. Size: 26 x 21 cm.
Monogram TFŠ, 1921.
Signed (reverse) T F Šimon.

Pavel Šimon (photo ca. 1924)

T.F. Šimon: "Portrait of Pavel". Oil on panel, 1932.


T.F. Šimon: "Portrait of  Pavel and Ivan". A detail with Pavel.
Oil on canvas. Size:110 x 85 cm. 
Signed T F
Šimon, dated 1933. 
Exhibition: Prague, Society C.U.G.Hollar,
Šimon 1900-1938, Pavilion Myslbek, 1938.


Pavel and T. F. Šimon.
Photo. Ca. 1937.

The painter Pavel Šimon
Photo. Ca. 1937

T.F. Šimon: "Portrait of Pavel Šimon" 
Oil on Canvas.
65 x 92 cm.
Signature: T.F.
Šimon, '36
Prague, Society C.U.G.Hollar, 
1900-1938, Pavilion Myslbek, 1938. 



Pavel Šimon: "Nude model". Crayon. 
63 x 45 cm. Ca. 1942.

Pavel Šimon: "Study of a man". Pencil. 
47,5 x 38,5cm. Ca. 1942.

Pavel Šimon: "Building with Trees". Pencil on paper. 36 x 51 cm. 1943.


Pavel Šimon: "Departure". Oil on canvas. 47 x 26,5 cm. Signed Pavel Šimon 47.

Pavel Šimon: "Boats", oil on canvas. 35 x 58 cm. Signed Pavel Šimon 48.

Pavel Šimon: "Village", oil on panel. 27 x 35 cm. 1949.

Pavel Šimon: "U Budojevic", oil on panel. 16 x 24 cm. 1951.

Pavel Šimon: "Bohuslav Schnirch". 
Woodcut (14,5 x 10 cm) from probably 1951, half a century after the year of death
 of the great Czech sculptor. On a folding-card (21 x 30 cm) with the text 
"Cesky sochar Bohuslav Schnirch spolutvurce Národního divadla"
(The Czech sculptor Bohuslav Schnirch was co-creator of the National Theatre)

Pavel Šimon: "An Artist in Prague". Watercolour, 110 x 90 mm, March 1952. 
In an Album Amicorum for Petrickovi Kabatkovi.


Pavel Šimon: "Don Quixote in Prague". Watercolour, 225 x 167 mm. 


Pavel Šimon: Ex-libris "Kniha Elisky Pihrtové"
Colour soft ground  & aquatint.
Artist's proof (aut. tisk). Ca 1952.

Pavel Šimon: "Farm". Oil on panel.
22,3 x 26,8 cm.

Pavel Šimon: "Lake". Colour aquatint
24,5 x 31 cm.

Pavel Šimon: "Starry Night". 
Aquatint, 11,4 x 6,4 cm.

Pavel Šimon: "Evening in Malastrana".
Woodcut on paper, 395 x 287 mm. Ca. 1952.

Pavel Šimon: "Evening in Mala Strana." 
Drawing in mixed media. Unsigned. Ca. 1952.

Pavel Šimon: "Pub at a harbour". 
Woodcut. 13 x 8,5 cm.

Pavel Šimon. "Night ghosts". Ink, 5 x 11 cm

Pavel Šimon: "Old Town Square, Prague".
Woodcut. 9,7 x 15,7 cm. Ca. 1952

Pavel Šimon: "Ondras."
Aquatint. 1952. 20,5 x 14 cm. Signed P.
Ex-Libris for the Czech author/poet: 
 Petr Bezruč (1867 - 1958).

9,2 x 6cm

Pavel Šimon: "Exlibris for Ferd. Dobeš . 

Pavel Šimon: "Ex-libris for M.D. Jan Blatný. 

Pavel Šimon: "Cathedral of Prague with the Petrin Tower".
Colour Aquatint. 7,5 x 10,5 cm.


Pavel Šimon: "Don Quixote and the Windmills".
Mezzotint. 21 x 27 cm.

Šimon: "Don Quixote at the River".
Colour Aquatint. 11,5 x 22,7 cm.

Pavel Šimon: "Work at the Karl bridge. Prague".
Etching. 31,5 x 33,5 cm.

Pavel Šimon: "Winter pleasure". Woodcut. 7,7 x 13,2 cm.

Šimon: "Wartoys".
Vernis mou. 22 x 13 cm.

Pavel Šimon: "Vyšehrad at Night. Prague".
Aquatint. 18,5 x 13,5 cm.

Pavel Šimon: "Nightmare".
Aquatint. 18 x 14 cm.

Pavel Šimon: "Celebration". Aquatint, 34 x 27 cm.

Pavel Šimon: "Town". Etching, 48,5 x 36,5 cm.

Šimon: "Rope-walker". Aquatint, 24,5 x 17 cm. Second state.


Pavel Šimon: "Nude Girl on a Chair with a Vase". Etching, 23 x 28 cm.

Pavel Šimon: "Skating".

Lidice 1942-1952


Pavel Šimon: "The Violinist". Woodcut. 5,7 x 4,5 cm. 

Pavel Šimon: "Charles Bridge, Prague".
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 16 x 22 cm.

Signed in pencil Pavel Šimon. Ca. 1955.

Šimon: "Wallenstein Garden, Prague".
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 16 x 22 cm.

Signed in pencil Pavel Šimon. Ca. 1955.

Šimon: "Opera, Prague".
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 16 x 22 cm.

Signed in pencil Pavel Šimon. Ca. 1955.


Pavel Šimon: "Snow pleasure in Prague"
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 16 x 22 cm.
Signed in pencil Pavel
Šimon. Ca. 1954.

Šimon: "Old Town Square, Prague"
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 16 x 22 cm.
Signed in pencil Pavel
Šimon. Ca. 1955.

Pavel Šimon: aquatint, 6,5 x 9,5 cm. P.F. 1954 (Pour Féliciter)


Pavel Šimon: "Concert in Wallenstein Garden, Prague".
Aquatint. 8,5 x 12 cm. 1956.

Pavel Šimon: "Airplane over Prague".
Oil on panel. 22 x 27 cm. 1956.

Pavel Šimon: "Christmas in Prague". Woodcut 16 x 7,5 cm.

Pavel Šimon: "Ex Libris for Jindrich Benda". Mezzotint 12 x 7 cm.


Pavel Šimon: "Exotic young Woman with a Child". Mezzotint. 16,5 x 7,2 cm

Pavel Šimon: "Girl with a Cornucopia". Aquatint. 12,4 x 6,5 cm.
P.F. (=Pour Féliciter) from 1957 for Zdenka and Otokar Hradečných.


Pavel Šimon: A portfolio with 7 woodcuts with 
the adventures of Don Quixote (Don Quijote, Don Quichote, Don Quichot, Don Quichotte)










Pavel Šimon: "The Painter and his Muse".
Aquatint, 13,5 x 9,5 cm.


The artist Pavel Šimon at work, Photo. Ca. 1937.

1928 'In Memoriam' 1958
Portrait of Pavel Šimon by the artist A.Nagry (?)
Woodcut. 21x15cm

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