George Simon (artist)

Guyanese Lokono artist and archaeologist (1947-2020)
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George Simon (23 April 1947 – 15 July 2020) was a Guyanese artist and archaeologist. He was the founder and mentor of the Lokono Artists Group, a group of Lokono artists from Guyana. He was seen as one of the leading Guyanese artists. His paintings (acrylic on canvas, paper or twill fabric) are known for their explorations of Amerindian culture and the Guyanese environment.

Simon died on 15 July 2020 from cancer, aged 73.[1]