An overseas British subject, born in Illinois, USA, as Vesta Shallenberger, Vesta Simmons was an artist age 28, with two small children, William (6) and George (4), when living at Halsetown. Her husband was the artist Edward Emerson SIMMONS.
She did exhibit, though not extensively, submitting one figurative subject before 1893 at the GG, and two elsewhere.
Painter of figurative subjects
works and access
Works include: Boy with Ferns; Early Candle Light
Lanham's August 1889; Dowdeswell (2); G; ROI
The Cornishman 1 Aug 1889
Dowdeswell Exhibition catalogue (see Hardie 2009 for repr)
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p345)
Johnson & Greutzner
Sharf & Wright CEL Green
Whybrow Remembering St Ives;