An official War Artist in WWI, multi-talented Sims's style changed to become spiritual and numinous thereafter. Mentioned in Whybrow's 1921-39 list of artists in and around St Ives, from 1920-26 he was employed as Keeper of the RA but resigned due to mental illness; he took his own life in Scotland.
A portrait by Sims of Alan Gordon MacWhirter (1903) and a domestic garden scene entitled The Little Faun (1908) are part of the permanent collection of the RCM, Truro.
Portrait, landscape, decorative (murals) painter and illustrator
works and access
In Cornwall: RCM, Truro (2) as mentioned above
ARA (1908); RA (1915)
Chantry Bequest List: Tate On-line
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p346)
Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Cornwall & Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership;
Whybrow St Ives
www.outsiderart.co.uk (Henry Boxer Gallery)