Jack Simmerling Personalized Art

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Jack Simmerling

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Jack Simmerling

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Home Is Where The Art Is

Capture the warmth and beauty of your home with a personalized pen-and-ink drawing by celebrated Chicago artist Jack Simmerling. An elegant keepsake to treasure for generations, each work of art begins with a photograph of your chosen landmark. Simmerling examines the frame's composition and takes ink to paper, expertly striking the form and presence of your structure with illustrative grace.

His lucid photo-realism and mastery of subtlety recalls legendary American painter John Singer Sargent, and for good reason: Simmerling studied under Sargent-trained artist, Stanley Sessler.

Known for his crisp, architectural renderings of historic landmarks, cityscapes and homes, Simmerling's work has appeared in local and national galleries for over 50 years. His light, detailed paintings and sketches have earned him prestigious commissions from the City of Chicago, the Vanderbilt family, the University of Notre Dame, and countless other institutions.

To commission a timeless rendering of your home, church, synagogue or other structure, carefully choose a photo for Simmerling to work from and email it to custom@uncommongoods.com. As an UncommonGoods artist-in-residence, Simmerling's personalized art is available for a limited time. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Jack Simmerling's reflections of Historic Chicago have earned the artist a special place in history. His watercolor paintings and pen and ink renditions of historic landmarks, cityscapes, and landscapes have long been favorites of private and corporate collectors worldwide.

Simmerling's artwork has been extensively commissioned by a vast array of clients, including the City of Chicago, prominent cultural and educational institutions such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; The University of Notre Dame (his alma mater); The University of Illinois at Chicago; Dominican University; St. Xavier University; the Vanderbilt family's Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina; Lexus/Toyota; Bradley University; The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau; The Chicago Club and many others.

Simmerling's original paintings and lithographs have been the subject of numerous one-man shows and exhibits in Chicago and throughout the United States, during the past four decades. Most of his recent work are available at The Heritage Gallery, which Simmerling established in Chicago shortly after his graduation from college in 1958. Today, The Heritage Gallery features works by many artists and artisans and has marked its 44th year as one of Chicago's finest galleries for art, and custom framing.

His book, Chicago's Old Homes - Legends and Lore, (now in it's third edition from McGraw-Hill), documents his five decades of research in an effort to promote future preservation efforts. Other books written co-authored by Simmerling include titles on historic churches, the Great Depression, World War II, Irish Immigration, and the Civil War.

The artist's formal training includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he also received the prestigious Emil Jacques medal for artistic excellence. As the principal student of artist and Notre Dame professor Stanley Sessler, he was taught painting in the style of John Singer Sargent, under whom Sessler was directly trained.

Made in the USA
Made from
illustration board
Measurements
Unframed: 15" L x 30" W, depending on size and shape of the image to be drawn
Item ID
20218

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5.0

Amazing Artist!

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from Saint Paul

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Very Unique
  • Visually Appealing
  • Vivid Detail

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commemorate Event

    Comments about Jack Simmerling Personalized Art:

    I purchased my first house this year and had this picture done to commemorate such a special and momentous milestone. Although my house is older (built in 1890) and fairly modest, Mr. Simmerling was able to capture its unique features and turned the house into a real work of art. With his great attention to detail, he was able to highlight all the things that made me fall in love with the house in the first place. I couldn't be happier with what I received and am glad to have this memory depicted by such an amazing artist.

    • Display Location:
    • Living Room
     
    5.0

    There's No Place Like Home

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    from Rochester New York

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Quality Paper
    • Perfect Size
    • Visually Appealing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about Jack Simmerling Personalized Art:

      It's an anniversary gift for my wife, and I will enjoy it as well. I thought of it as a gift we will take with us if we ever relocate. We love our home...

      Service and delivery comments:

      arrived with time to spare!

       
      4.0

      Gift for parents

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      from Omaha, NE

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      Pros

      • One of a Kind

      Cons

      • Black and white only
      • Somewhat large

      Best Uses

      • Preserve special place

      Comments about Jack Simmerling Personalized Art:

      This was purchased as a gift for my parents who have lived in their house for >30 years and have lots of special memories there. [...] the artist followed the special instructions we gave him. The downside is that we did not include the address, so when the artist included the mailbox in the drawing, he did not include the correct numbers on the mailbox.

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