Crossroads of Rockland History: Sidney Simon[2022-04-18 Crossroads Image-Sidney Simon]
April 18, 2022 —April 18, 2022
On the April episode of Crossroads of Rockland History we explored the life and artistic legacy of Sidney A. Simon (1917–1997). On the occasion of an exhibition of his works at the Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center (Pearl River, NY), two of Simon's children, Teru Simon and Mark Simon, joined Clare Sheridan to share memories of their father and their own recollections of growing up on South Mountain Road in Rockland County.
About the artists: Sidney A. Simon was an American painter, sculptor, muralist, art school cofounder (Skowhegan), and American Official War Artist. One of his sculptures, the Four Seasons Fountain Sculpture, is located at One Worldwide Plaza in New York City. A small maquette of this monument will be on display, along with other works by Simon, through Fall 2022 at the Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center.
Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Jeff and Will morning show, on WRCR radio 1700 AM and www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month. Our recorded broadcasts are also available for streaming on all major podcasts platforms.
The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York. www.RocklandHistory.org
A panel discussion of how to best handle an artist’s estate slated for the spring 2022. With guest speakers, Michael Klein, James Mcelhinney, Barbara J. Sussman, Jayne Stokes.
December Issue Fine Arts Connoisseur, Artists Legacy “Looking forward, Remembering Creative Lives” By James Mcelhinney, including comments from an interview with Barbara J. Sussman
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Works by Sidney Simon being gifted to various National Museums
From the Renee A. Simon Revocable Trust
This program originally aired on April 18, 2022. To listen, click here.
Below is a link to a terrific interview announcing the exhibition of Sidney Simon's work at the Blue Hill Art & Cultural Center has been aired. Please listen!
SIDNEY SIMON: THE GIFT