Margaret Spicer-Simson (nee Schmidt, 1874-?) painted miniatures and exhibited at the Paris Salon and in London from 1899-1907. She married Theodore Spicer-Simson in 1896. When the United States entered the Spanish American War in 1899, the couple moved to Paris. Living in the Montparnasse section of Paris they met many artists and literary figures, many of which were later to be subject of their works.
Margaret Spicer-Simson worked in the Adams studio.
Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…