Listening to Art

11.04: Lucie Simons, Sea and Screen

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Listening to Art, by William Denton.

Volume eleven, number four: Sea and Screen by Lucie Simons.

Hello, and welcome to Listening to Art. I’m William Denton.

Lucie Simons was born in London, England in 1920, and studied at the Chelsea School of Art before moving to Canada in 1947. She worked with oils and pastels but specialized in serigraphs (also called silkscreens), and exhibited widely, including at the Royal Academy and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and the Society of Canadian Artists; of the latter she was also a president. I was acquainted with her as a member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, where she was a regular at life drawing, attending until the pandemic closure in March 2020. Her last solo show was there in 2017. She died in Toronto in 2021, aged 100.

This is a serigraph, ink on paper, 65 cm wide by 43 cm high.

Now let’s listen to Sea and Screen by Lucie Simons, recorded at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, in Toronto, on 17 June 2022.

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That was Sea and Screen by Lucie Simons. I hope you enjoyed listening to it as much as I did.

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All web sites accessed as of date of publication.

Globe and Mail. “Lucie Simons.”

Boyd, Wendy. “Lucie Simons 1920–2021.” LAMPSletter (Arts and Letters Club of Toronto) 80, no. 8 (September 2021): 11.

⸻. “Lucie Simons Passes a Milestone.” LAMPSletter (Arts and Letters Club of Toronto) 79, no. 11 (December 2020): 8.