Tribute to Marc Simont: The art of a life well-lived

Dave Cadwell, center, joined Marc Simont, at left, and his wife, Bee, at right, at the opening of a Simont retrospective. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

CORNWALL — Just past the appointed hour, Marc Simont made his entrance — certainly not contrived by him to be stylish — accompanied by his wife of 67 years, Bee, and his sister, Jenny Ireland. The Cornwall Library meeting room was packed. The room burst into applause.

Simont modestly accepted the accolades. An amazing career of roughly 75 years as an illustrator was what all had come to celebrate. But there was a much deeper tone to the reception. His admirers are also his friends, and the people with whom he has built a fine community.

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