George Gardner Symons
Late 19th c-Early 20th c Painter
Symons was born in Chicago, Illinois. He studied art at the Art Institute in Chicago, and then in Munich, Paris, and London. He returned to the United States in 1909 and set up residence in Brooklyn, New York. He took many trips to sketch in England, continental Europe, and Southern California, and specialized in winter landscapes. He won the Carnegie Prize of the National Academy of Design in 1909. He is considered a master of poetic interpretation and the subtle effects of composition.