James Simon’s sculptures and mosaics can be found worldwide including France, Brazil, and Russia, as well as large-scale works in various cities in the U.S.
Educated in the early 80s in the art of violin making in a private Apprenticeship in Manchester England with David Vernon, and Oxford England with Andrew Dipper, Simon is known for his dramatic large scale works such as the Liberty Avenue Musicians In Downtown Pittsburgh, the Renaissance Man in Vallauris France, and the Perry Harvey gateway sculptures, in Tampa Florida. He works in a variety of mediums, including ceramic, concrete, bronze,glass, and marble.
James Simon’s studios are based in Pittsburgh where he has been at the forefront of revitalization in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Since 1998, when he returned to live in his hometown, Simon has worked to bring change through the beauty and joy of art.