Simon (Paul) Baus
- Marion County
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Simon Baus was a member of the Irvington Group — a loose assembly of about 17 artists who lived in Irvington (on Indianapolis’ east side) and taught at Herron Art School.
Baus painted landscapes, still lifes and oils and was known for painting at least one Indiana governor, Emmett Forrest Branch in 1927.
From Flora Lauter, “Indiana Artists (Active)”, 1941, Samuel R. Guard @Co. Inc Printers, Spencer, IND.
A native of Indianapolis, Simon P. Baus attended the Herron Art School under J. Otis Adams and William Forsyth, also was a student of Otto Stark’s. Charter Member of the Indiana Artists Club, Member of the Indianapolis Art Association and Portfolio Club. Mr. Baus is best known for his portraiture but a visit to his studio will show beautiful still-lifes and andscapes. He has received numerous awards. The First Wanamaker Prize, 1909: J. I. Holcomb Prize, 1919: Indianapolis Art Association Award, 1921: Foulke Prize, Richmond: Studebaker Prize, Hoosier Salon: also Griffith and Kittle Prize, besides the Reynolds Prize at the Summer Hoosier Salon: many other awards at the Indiana State Fair. Represented in the Herron Art Museum: Richmond Art Gallery: State House collection of Governors and private collections. His portraits of Grace Julian Clarke, Senator James E. Watson, Ferdinand Schaeffer and Dr. F.S.C. Wicks attracted much attention at exhibitions.