Sunday, June 16, 2019

S. Brent Morris, 33° GC. Scottish Rite, SJ. Heredom. Quatuor Coronati Lodge. by Travis Simpkins

S. Brent Morris, 33° GC. Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Quatuor Coronati Lodge. by Travis Simpkins


Portrait Sketch of
S. Brent Morris, Ph.D.
Freemason, Mathematician and Author
33° Scottish Rite Mason
Recipient of the Grand Cross
Past Master of
Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076
Managing Editor of 
The Scottish Rite Journal and Heredom
by Travis Simpkins



S. Brent Morris, PhD, 33° - A Timeline of High-Degree Freemasonry


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S. Brent Morris, 33° GC. Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Quatuor Coronati Lodge. by Travis Simpkins

Saturday, June 15, 2019

M.W. Gregory J. Scott. Grand Master. Grand Lodge of New Jersey. by Travis Simpkins

M.W. Gregory J. Scott. Grand Master. Grand Lodge of New Jersey. by Travis Simpkins

Portrait of
Most Worshipful
Gregory J. Scott
Grand Master
Grand Lodge of New Jersey
33rd Degree Freemason
Scottish Rite, NMJ
Past Master of Peninsula Lodge No. 99
Bayonne, New Jersey

Oil on Canvas
by Travis Simpkins



 Not Just a Man. A Mason.


M.W. Gregory J. Scott. Grand Master. Grand Lodge of New Jersey. by Travis Simpkins

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M.W. Gregory J. Scott. Grand Master. Grand Lodge of New Jersey. by Travis Simpkins

Friday, June 14, 2019

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Acquires Portrait of the Author by Travis Simpkins

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Acquires Portrait of the Author by Travis Simpkins

A portrait I created of author Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - 2007) has been acquired for the permanent collection at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library, located in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. Kurt Vonnegut was one of the greats of 20th Century literature. As a longtime admirer of his work, it is truly an honor to have a piece of my artwork in his namesake Museum and be associated with his legacy.

I first discovered Kurt Vonnegut's writings as a teenager when I came across a copy of "Slaughterhouse-Five". I subsequently read all of his other books (he wrote 14 novels, 5 plays and 8 compilations of essays and short stories). He was one of my biggest heroes while growing up (and still is). Somewhere in the distant past a younger version of myself is looking on and smiling.



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