VICTOR SIMON
(1803-1976, France)

The least known of the three major French spiritualists, Simon commenced his practice after receiving a mediumistic message from his mentor, Augustin Lesage, in 1933. His first major artwork was subsequenelty exhibited at the Salon des Independents in 1935. After the war, Simon worked as an accountant, while composing his increasingly ornate heavenly canvases and was named Honorary President of the Circle of Experimental and Scientific Spiritualism.