T. F. Šimon Bibliography


Catalogue Raisonné & Biographical Sketch

C. Bentinck, March 2015. A private publication 
For the first time the Catalogue Raisonné of the graphic work of the Czech artist Tavik František Šimon is published in a revised English version in book form with all the pictures (740) in colour.

This indispensable book (in English) is fully illustrated.
Biography (24 pages).
Catalogue Raisonné in English and Czech in one book!
Catalogue of Ex Libris.
Pictures of ALL THE PRINTS in Miniatures (circa 740 x in colour, 3.5 x 5cm).
Big images in colour of examples of Simon's Oil paintings (12x).
Big images of selected 60 Prints.
Three translated Letters.
Chronology of Exhibitions and the Bibliography.
Hardcover in colour, 29.7 x 21 cm, 170grs high quality coated paper, 212 pages.

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  Society (S.V.U.) Manes. Fr. Šimon v Praze.
Catalogue of the exhibition in Manes pavilion - Kinsky Garden. Prague1905/06.


Poster for the exhibition,
Society (S.V.U.) Manes, Kinsky Garden. Prague1905/06.
  K.M. Kuzmany. Jüngere Östereichische Graphiker, in Graphische Künste XXX/1907, s.63.
  The Studio. Vol. XI 1907 p. 330-331.

Albert Roullier Galleries. Exhibition catalogue.
Chicago around 1910.
George Petit. Exhibition catalogue. Paris 1911.
Albert Roullier Galleries, Chicago. T.F. Šimon Artist Etcher. An Exhibition of Original Etchings in Black and White and in Colour, 108 pages. 1911.    
  Joachim.Friedenthal. T.F.Šimon, in Graphische Künste. XXXXIV/1911.
  A.Dolanský. Moderní česká grafika. Praha (Prague) 1912.
Frederick Keppel & Co., New-York. Exhibition catalogue. New York 1914/15. 
Tabor (Czechia). Exhibition catalogue. Tabor 1917.
Jan Štenc (Štencova Grafického Kabinetu, Ročenka 1917).
List with 77 titles of prints + 3 albums
of  T.F. Šimon.
Jan Štenc (Štencova Grafického Kabinetu, Ročenka 1918).
List with 85 prints
+ 1 album of T.F. Šimon.
Jan Štenc (Štencova Grafického Kabinetu, Ročenka 1919).
List with 117 titles of prints of
T.F. Šimon. (design of the book by Method Kalab).
    Arthur Novak. T.F.Šimon, Exlibris a Novoročenky (Exlibris and New Year's Greetings). Prague 1918.

Translation of the announcement in the book:
Ex Libris And New Year's Cards
The author's selection of 12 of graphic works from the years 1910 to 1917.
Includes 8 bookplates made ​​by etching and four New Year's cards, one 
of which is a colored etching and 3 original wood engravings, among them one hand-colored.
All etchings manually printed by the artist at his own press and each sheet signed.
The release is restricted to 65 units numbered in the title, namely:
15 printed on the right on old Japanese paper in the format 260:205 mm 
mounted to the portfolio parchment for K 120; 50 printed on Japanese 
paper in the format 240:180 mm in the portfolio for K 70.
For customers who subscribe by 14 February 1918, reducing those prices to K 100 and K 60.
War surcharge will be calculated yet.
Work will be released on the 31st of January 1918.
Arthur I. Novák in Prague I., Havelská 17
Zlata Praha. 1919.
T.F. Šimon. Přiručka umęlce-grafika. Prague 1921. (Handbook of Artist-Etcher).
  The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1922. Grahic Art of Czechoslovakia: exhibition of prints from the private collection of Henry J. John. http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/greenstone/dia/diaExhibitions/1923-7.pdf
Topičův Sborník. Literární a umělecký. Únor 1923. 
F. Zakavec. Catalogue to the Exhibition of watercolours, drawings and original etchings by T. F. Šimon.
Fine Arts Society. London. April, 1923.
Matĕjček,& Wirth. Modern and Contemporary Czech Art, s.42. 1924.
  F.Kobliha. Z poĉátků ĉeské grafiky, Hollar II/ 1924-1925, s.188
  Bedřich Benes Buchlovan. Moderni Ceska Exlibris.1926.
Katalog der Modernen Galerie in Prag / Kuratorium der Modernen Galerie in Prague. 1926.
T.F. Šimon. Exhibition-Cleveland-1926. Collection William Ganson Rose. 1926.
A.Novák. T.F. Šimon, Painter-Etcher. English translation by William Ganson Rose. Cleveland 1926.
  T.F. Šimon. Dřevoryt (Woodcutting), druhá přiručka umĕlce-grafika.
(Handbook of Artist-Woodengraver). Prague 1927.
Royal Institute Galleries, Piccadilly, W1. 'Hollar' Society of Czech Graphic Art, Prague.
Catalogue of the Exhibition of Work of members under the auspices of the Society of Graphic in London.1927.
Hollar-Quarterly. 1927 New
Pavilion 'Ales', Brno (Czechia). Exhibition together with the Czech artist J.C. Vondrous.  'Club des Artistes peintres et Sculpteurs'.

Catalogue of the exhibition by the "Hollar"Society of  Czech Graphic Art in Barnemouth.1928.
      Kennedy & Company announces the publication of four New Etchings. March, 1928.
V˙stava Graficky ˙ch dĕl  T.F. Šimona A Medalie J. Šejnosta. Turnov 1928.
Exhibition catalogue of Graphics by T.F. Šimon and Medallions by J. Šejnost.
A. Matĕjček. T.F. Šimon. Souborná Výstava v Musea Hradci Králove. 1928.
Exhibition catalogue.
A. Matĕjček. T.F. Šimon (úvod ke katalogu výstavy grafik, kreseb a obrazů v Praze).
Exhibition catalogue. Prague 1928.
J. Čadík. T.F. Šimon, (úvod ke katalogu výstavy "Výstava grafik, kreseb a obrazů T.F. Šimona", Západočeské umělecko-průmyslové muzeum). Exhibition catalogue. Plzeň 1928.
T.F. Šimon. Listy z cesty kolem svta.
Prague 1928.
  Winfred Porter Truesdell. The Etchings of T.F.Šimon 1929. 30 pp., 15 illustrations, published in The Print Connoisseur, Champlain, N.Y.
  Kineton Parkes. A Czech Etcher: T.F. Šimon. London 1929.
(source: A.Matĕjček. T.F.
Šimon 1938).
Arnost Bares. 'Štefánikuv Memorial' (420 pages, bound, 27,5x23 cm, 78 photographs) printed by the Czech Graphic Union in Prague. 1929.
Galerie J. Alexis in Paris. Exhibition catalogue. Paris 1929.
  Rudolf Lesch Fine Arts (SA). The etchings of  T.F. Šimon. New York, 225 Fifth Avenue,1930/31.
T.F. Šimon. K 100. výročí narození Julius Edvard Mařáka (1832-1899), Hollar VIII/1931-1932, s.85.
Vaclav Rytir, T.F. Šimon exlibris popisný seznam. Prague 1932.
T.F. Šimon and J.C. Vondrouš. Manuálek - sbęratele grafiky.
Handbook of graphic art. Prague 1934.
Essay: Štefánik in search for Gauguin's traces on Tahiti, published in Hollar XIII/1937, s.1.
T.F. Šimon. Štefánik po Gauguinových stopách na Tahiti.
A.Novák. Kronika grafického díla T.F. Šimona, Hollar XIII/1937, s.49. *
A. Matĕjček. T.F. Šimon (předmluva ke katalogu souborné výstavy 1900-1937). Monography. Prague 1938. Second edition. (First edition was published in 1934).
  Exhibition Catalogue. T.F. Šimon 1900-1937.
Paviljon Myslbek, Prague 1938.
  E. Kotrba.V. Pukl a k. Štech. O grafické škole T.F. Šimona, Hollar XV/1939, s 123.
  J. Pešina. Česka moderní grafika. Prague 1940.
J. Konupek. T.F. Šimon, československý grafik umělec. Published by Jaroslav Picka. Praha 1946. Selfportrait 'The Etcher' (Novak 281, 1917).
  Dictionaire del'Estampe en France 1830-1950. p 303.
  Johan Schwencke. Het ex libris in Tsjechoslowakije. A'dam (Netherlands), Wereld-Bibliotheek Vereniging, 1956.
  De Getijdenpers, Nijmegen (Netherlands). De grafici V.Cinybulk, M.Florian, J.Lukavsky en Pavel Šimon. 1958.
Dr. Prokop Toman; Nový-Slovník- Československých Výtvarných Umĕlců, 1950, 1993 (second edition).
  F. Dvořák. Půl století české grafiky 1917-1967. Prague 1967.
Museum van het boek (Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum). 'Tsjechoslowaakse grafici'.
Exhibition-catalogue of  bookillustrations, exlibris and stamps from Czechoslovakian artists. Tentoonstelling van boekillustraties, exlibris en postzegels uit Tsjechoslowakije. 22.03-04_05-1968, 's Gravenhage (Den Haag, Netherlands). A comprehensive private-collection of Mr. H.G.J. Schelling. Among other artists: F.Bilek, D.Bilkova, C.Bouda, J.Capek, P.Dillinger, M.Florian, F.Hudecek, O.Janacek, D.Janousek, O.Karel, B.Krs, K.Lhotak, J,Liesler, A.Mackova, A.Paderlik, V.preissig, Z.Seidl, K.Svolinsky, J.Sima, Pavel Šimon, M.Švabinský,
J.Vachal, K.Vik, J.Vodrazka, J.Zrzavy. Introduction by H.G.J. Schelling. Front-image: drawing by Miloslav Troup. 's Gravenhage 1968.
P. Wittlich. Česká secese. Prague 1982.
T. Rybička. Grafické dílo T.F. Šimona (úvod katalogu_ T.F.Šimon grafika).Východočeská galerie Pardubice. Exhibition catalogue.1983.
  T. Vlček. Praha 1900. (Prague1986).
  H. Volavková. Whistler v Čechách, in publikace S. Weintraub, Prague 1987, s.348.
  Irena Goldschneider. Czechoslovak Prints from 1900 to 1970, s.20. Published by British Museum Publications Ltd. London 1986.
E. Výtisková. T.F. Šimon 1877-1942 (úvod katalogu). Oblastní Galerie Liberec. Exhibition catalogue. Liberec1990. 
Roman Prahl und Lenka Bydžovská. Freie Richtingen (Volné Smĕry). Die Zeitschrift der Prager Secession und Moderne. Prague 1993.
  J. Wittlichová. Francie a česká grafika 1897-1947 (úvod ke katalogu). Národní galerie v Praze. 1993.
Eva Bužgová (1930-2014). Malíř a grafik T.F. Šimon 1877-1942.
Exhibition of paintings and graphics in Kinsky Palace (Staromĕstské Námĕstí).
Prague Mai 31- July 3, 1994.
  Benezit. Nouvelle Edition XII - 1999. Simon Franz ou Tavik Frantisek. (Also Benezit Vol. VII 1954).
Thieme/Becker. Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, A.E. Seemann Verlag, Leipzig1999.
  Gaďte Duguat et Pierre Sancher. Dictionaire des Graveurs, Illustrateurs et Affiches francais et Etrangers (1653-1950), Paris. T.F. Šimon is listed in this dictionary. You can find the names of the Salons where Šimon 's artworks were exhibited (1905-1929), included the titles of the artworks, techniquesand dimensions.
Anna Grossová. Státní Galerie ve Zlínĕ. Exhibition catalogue. Zlin (Czechia) 2001.
Scot A.Campbell. The Graphic Work of T.F. Šimon. Exhibition catalogue.
Frederick Baker, Inc., Chicago 2002.
Czech Centre on Madison Avenue, New York (USA). Exhibition in New York, 2002.
Vaclav Hajek.  'A journey between the paintings of Tavik Frantisek Šimon'. Essay in the illustrated exhibition catalogue 'Around the World in 80 pictures.' Prague 2004.
Marilyn Symmes. Impressions of New York. Prints from the New-York Historical Society. Published in celebration of the Society's 200th Anniversary. New York 2005. The selection of prints in this book ( T.F. Šimon: New York Stock Exchange N463 and Brooklyn Bridge N460), assembled by curator Marilyn Symmes, documents the city from its earliest times, when only clusters of low-rise buildings hugged the horizon, to the present, when a multitude of sky-scrapers crowd the skyline. Front-image: The Great East River Suspension Bridge (1885) - colour lithograph by the artists N. Currier (1813-1895) and J.M. Ives (1924-1895).
Cover of the art magazine 'Antiques' showing a detail of the colour-softground-etching "Brooklyn Bridge" from 1927 by Tavik František Šimon. January 2005.
Geoffrey B. Jackson and Yoram Meroz. The Print Connoisseur - Complete Index, 1920-1932. Alan Wofsy Fine Arts. San Francisco January 2006.
T.F. Šimon. A Gentleman Artist. Part 1 Graphic Art 1898-1920, part 2 Graphic Art 1921-1942, part 3 A Notebook of the Voyage around the World, part 4 Oil Paintings 1898-1925, part 5 Oilpaintings 1926-1942, part 6 Monotypes and Drawings. Private publication of a small edition. C. Bentinck. Amsterdam 2006. 
Gallery of Modern Art, Hradec Kralové. Grafika Symbolistů. Exhibition catalogue. Hradec Kralové 2007.
Marie Rakušanová (1978), Prague City Gallery-Municipal Library. Bytosi Odnikud (Beings from Nowhere): Metamorphoses of Academic Principles in Painting in the First Half of the 20th Century in Bohemia. Academia, Prague 2008. ..focus on the work of the hitherto ignored artists who in the first half of the twentieth century continued to develop the tradition of the nineteenth-century academic and Salon painting.. (In Czech with a summery in English)
Cyrus R.K. Patell and Bryan Waterman. The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York.
Cambridge University Press, 2010. The cover of the book shows a detail of the colour-softground-etching "Brooklyn Bridge" from 1927 by Tavik František Šimon.


Zarka Vujic. The Ullrich Salon on its Centennial. Zagreb 2011.

Markéta Hánová. Japonisme in Czech Art. National Gallery, Prague 2014.
'Letters from a voyage around the World'.
Original title: Listy z Cesty Kolem Světa
Published by J. Otto, Prague 1928.

Translated and edited by David Pearson.
Melbourne 2014.

In the footsteps of Tavik Frantisek Simon
Info: www.cdk.cz/kontexty/2014/5
With thanks to Zdeněk Granát.
Translation by: Petra Schürova
Via this website: Contact/ info

PDF: https://issuu.com/barristerprincipal/docs/tavik_simon/1

This catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Georgia Museum of Art Sept. 17 – Dec. 11, 2016. It includes essays by curator of American art Sarah Kate Gillespie on the history of the Brooklyn Bridge as a symbol of modernity and on photography of the bridge, by Janice Simon on images of the bridge in the popular press, by Meredith Ward on John Marin's renderings of the bridge and by Kimberly Orcutt on Joseph Stella's paintings of the structure. All images in the exhibition are reproduced full page in full-color and many supplementary images flesh out the discussions.
Publication of N 460 - Brooklyn Bridge, New York. Page 125.



Tavik František Šimon in Ceylon
C. Bentinck, 2017. A private publication.
Drawings, prints and paintings of Simon's stay in Ceylon
Hardcover, 29.7 x 21 cm, 170grs high quaility coated paper,
123 pages.


Tavik František Šimon - Portraits

Self-portraits and portraits of the artist's family.
C. Bentinck 2018. A private publication.

Hardcover, 29.7 x 21 cm, 200grs high quaility coated paper, 188 pages.


Gallery -Publisher Jan Stenc, Ferdinandova 19 Prague. PF 1916.
(1st Jan Stenc, 3rd T F Simon). Reproduction. Original drawing by HB - Hugo Boettinger (man in the center).