Simon, Ellen

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Simon, Ellen

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Ellen Simon, stained-glass artist, was born in 1916 in Toronto, Ontario. She was educated at Jarvis Collegiate Institute, Toronto, the Ontario College of Art, Toronto (where she studied with Yvonne McKague Housser, Franklin Carmichael, and Gustave and Emmanuel Hahn), the Art Students League of New York, the New School, and the Bank Street School Writers Laboratory. She apprenticed with Yvonne Williams in Toronto and with the Joep Nicolas Studio, the New York Psychiatric Institute, the Art Therapy Workshops with Edith Kramer, and the Art Therapy Training Institute. Her work is considered "classically modernist in treatment with an emphasis on political and social issues." For almost 40 years she worked in the Toronto studio of Yvonne Williams. Her work is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada. Ellen Simon died on November 19, 2011 in Amesbury, Massachusetts.


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