Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


January 27th, 2015
World Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day

February 1st, 2015
National Freedom Day

February 2nd, 2015
Groundhog Day

February 4th, 2015
World Cancer Day

February 4th, 2015
Tu B'Shevat

February 12th, 2015
Lincoln's Birthday

February 14th, 2015
Valentine's Day

February 16th, 2015
Presidents' Day

February 16th, 2015
Daisy Gatson Bates Day

February 17th, 2015
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

February 18th, 2015
Ash Wednesday

February 19th, 2015
Chinese New Year

February 20th, 2015
World Day of Social Justice

February 21st, 2015
International Mother Language Day

 



Search:

Philip Simmons Charlestons Blacksmith Poster Signed By Philip Simmons For Sale

Philip Simmons Charlestons Blacksmith Poster Signed By Philip Simmons

Charleston's Philip Simmons Fine Arts (Out of Print PosterSigned By Philip Simmons (1912-1909)

Poster measures approx 23"x 33" and is drymounted &unframed

I personally purchased this poster while on vacation in Charleston in1995( 13 yrs )ago from Mr Simmons at his home, where he personally signed in my presence.

Also view my other Philip Simmons out of print rare fine arts poster signed by Mr Simmons. Purchase them both and receive a saving on Simmons is a poet of ironwork. His ability to endow raw iron with pure lyricism is known and admired throughout, not only in South Carolina, but as evidenced by his many honors and awards, he is recognized in all of America."
-John Paul Huguley
Founder, School of the Building Arts (now the American College of the Building Arts)

Born June 9, 1912, in Wando on Daniel Island, near Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, where he was reared by his grandparents. At age 8, he was sent to Charleston (via the ferry), to live with his mother on Vernon Street and enroll in the first class at Buist School.

At the time, the school on Daniel Island offered limited education because it was an agriculture and fishing community. It was open for only three months and teachers were difficult to keep.

While walking to and from school young Philip noticed the ironwork and became intrigued with it. The neighborhood was a Mecca for craftsmen who serviced the waterfront businesses. He began visiting the blacksmith shops, pipefitters, shipwrights, coppers, and other craftsmen in the area. However, the sounds of the blacksmith shops interested him the most.

Philip Simmons, was the most celebrated of Charleston ironworkers of the 20th Century. He received his most important education from local blacksmith Peter Simmons (no relation), who ran a busy shop at the foot of Calhoun Street. It was in that environment where Philip Simmons acquired the values and refined the talents that would sustain him throughout his long metalworking career.

Moving into the specialized fields of ornamental iron in 1938, Simmons fashioned more than five hundred decorative pieces of ornamental wrought iron: gates, fences, balconies, and window grills. The city of Charleston from end to end is truly decorated by his hand.

In 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded him its National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor that the United States can bestow on a traditional artist. This recognition was followed by a similar award from the South Carolina state legislature for “lifetime achievement” and commissions for public sculptures by the South Carolina State Museum and the city of Charleston. Simmons was inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach, SC on January 31, 1994. “The Order of the Palmetto”, South Carolina’s highest award, was presented to him on August 11, 1998 by Governor David Beasley. In 2001, Philip Simmons received the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for “Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.” And on May 12, 2006, he was the recipient of the Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg.

Philip Simmons Charlestons Blacksmith Poster Signed By Philip Simmons

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Philip Simmons Charlestons Blacksmith Poster Signed By Philip Simmons:
$45




Two Black Americana Early 1900 Framed  Stork & Babies & Shooting Dice Smoking picture
Two Black Americana Early 1900 Framed Stork & Babies & Shooting Dice Smoking


6 Vintage Tv Guide Collection Lot Of African Americans On Cover Star Trek Cosby picture
6 Vintage Tv Guide Collection Lot Of African Americans On Cover Star Trek Cosby


Antique 1897
Antique 1897 "clost Up Jim" Black Americana Mccrary Branson Photograph Rare


Black Americana Ephemera Pore Lil Mose He Visits The Harlem Heights Rf Outcault  picture
Black Americana Ephemera Pore Lil Mose He Visits The Harlem Heights Rf Outcault


Framed Black Americana Bull Durham Tobacco Cigarette Country Store Advertising picture
Framed Black Americana Bull Durham Tobacco Cigarette Country Store Advertising


1899 Spanish American War Prints Of Photos- 9th Ohio Colored Infantry,camp Alger picture
1899 Spanish American War Prints Of Photos- 9th Ohio Colored Infantry,camp Alger


Jv Zeppa Signed Lithograph? Picture? Black Memorabilia From Vermont Estate *wow* picture
Jv Zeppa Signed Lithograph? Picture? Black Memorabilia From Vermont Estate *wow*


Early Black Americana Original Painting - Rare Find picture
Early Black Americana Original Painting - Rare Find


  2  Haitian Paintings Watercolor R. Malval Robert ? Nice Bright Colors picture
2 Haitian Paintings Watercolor R. Malval Robert ? Nice Bright Colors


Run Along Sonny I Didn't Order No Coal 14 X 11
Run Along Sonny I Didn't Order No Coal 14 X 11" Photo Print Wall Hanging Vintage