Simmie Knox  »  Silver Spring, MD
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Simmie Knox
Silver Spring, MD
Fee range: $18,000+

SKnox39841@aol.com
301-879-1655
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About the Artist

A graduate of Tyler School of Art at Temple University (BFA, Magna Cum Laude, MFA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Simmie Knox as an artist has specialized in oil portraiture since 1981. Prior to that, he taught at various colleges, universities, and public schools in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. During the 1970's, Simmie exhibited as an abstract artist and worked for the Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. In 1971, he participated in the Thirty-Second Biennial of Contemporary American Painting at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. with his abstract art.

He turned to portraiture after years of painting a wide variety of paintings because he found that there is nothing more challenging and interesting to paint than the human face. He states "I think that a good portrait is the most difficult thing for an artist to bring off successfully. Not only must you get an accurate likeness, but you must also create a good painting. Somehow you must convey a subject's character, spirit, and personality; and everything must communicate the dynamism of the subject."

Simmie has been commissioned by private individuals, organizations, and institutions and has painted portraits of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, a U.S. cabinet member, U.S. congressmen and state senators, a mayor of New York City, respected civic leaders, sports figures, entertainment celebrities, educators, judges, religious leaders, military officers, businessmen, and private individuals.

All portraits are done with oil paint on oil-primed linen. References are available upon request. Prices vary according to size, composition, number of subjects, and amount of detail in each portrait. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed. Resume and portfolio available upon request.




Portrait Fees

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Additional portraits

Dr. Nathan Carter
Choir Director, Morgan State University
Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. John Hope Franklin
American historian
Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1995
H. Patrick Swygert
President, Howard University
Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Carol Reid Wallace
President, Fisk University
Nashville, Tennessee
Dr. Robert F. Thompson
Professor, Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Damon Bradley
Director, Landon School
Bethesda, Maryland
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Oprah Winfrey
Lou Rawls
American recording artist
Three-time Grammy-winner
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Ron A. Williams
CEO, Aetna
Hartford, Connecticut
Xernona Clayton
Creator U Executive Producer, Trumpet Awards
Atlanta, Georgia
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The Honorable Blanche Kelso Bruce
U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1875-1881
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist
State House, Annapolis, Maryland
The Honorable Thurgood Marshall
Justice, United States Supreme Court
The Honorable Robert M. Bell
Chief Justice, Maryland Supreme Court
The Honorable Solomon Baylor
District Court of Baltimore, Maryland
Justice Carolyn Berger
Delaware State Supreme Court
Dover, Delaware
The Honorable Damon Jerome Keith
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Detroit, Michigan
 
The Honorable Alvin I. Krenzler
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
The Honorable Conrad Mallett
Chief Justice, Michigan State Supreme Court
Lansing, Michigan
Justice Henry duPont Ridgely
Delaware State Supreme Court
Dover, Delaware
Honorable Spottswood William Robinson III
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Washington, D.C.
The Honorable Judith Ann Wilson Rogers
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Washington, D.C.
The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet
Chief Justice, U.S. District Court of Maryland
The Honorable James R. Spencer
U.S. District Court of Virginia
The Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Washington, D.C.
 
The Honorable Emily Hewitt, Chief Judge
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Washington, D.C.
The Honorable Randy Holland
Justice, Delaware State Supreme Court
Dover, Delaware
The Honorabble Jack Jacobs
Justice, Delaware State Supreme Court
Dover, Delaware
The Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Cincinnati, Ohio
The Honorable Hugo L. Black
U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Ashland, Alabama
The Honorble Andre M. Davis, Circuit Judge
U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Baltimore, Maryland
Delaware State Supreme Court
Dover, Delaware
The Honorable Harry Thomas Edwards
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
 
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
The Honorable Douglass Ginsburg
U.S. Court of Appeals
Washington, D.C.
 President William Jefferson Clinton
Official White House portrait
Washington, D.C.
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Henry Jaffee
Mr. Henry's Restaurants
Washington, D.C.
 
Colonel Rosemary McCarthy
U.S. Army Nurse (retired)
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The Honorable Eric Holder
U.S. Attorney General
Washington, D.C.
David Dinkins
Former Mayor
New York, New York
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Former U.S. First Lady
Alexis Herman, Chair
U.S. Department of Labor
Washington, D.C.
The Honorable Deval Patrick
71st Governor of Massachusetts, 2007 - 2015
John Wilson
Former Councilman
Washington, D.C.
 
The Honorable Norman Minetta
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Washington, D.C.
Congressman John Conyers
Chairman, U.S. Judiciary Committee
Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C.
Wayne Keith Curry
Prince Georges County, Maryland
County Executive, 1994-2002
The Honorable Mario Cuomo
New York Governor 1983 - 1994
Capitol Hall of Governors
Albany, New York
Congressman Charles B. Rangel
Chairman, Ways and Means Committee
Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C.
The Honorable Donald Eugene Siegelman
51st Governor of Alabama
Alabama State Capitol
Montgomery, Alabama
The Honorable Rodney Slater
13th U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Washington, D.C.
The Honorable Ray LaHood
U.S. Secretary of Transportation 2009-2013
Washington, D.C.
 
Senator Clarence W. Blount
State of Maryland
Annapolis, Maryland
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Camille Cosby
 
 
 
 





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