Travis Simpkins

Travis Simpkins at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia

     Travis Simpkins is a freelance artist, with clients throughout the United States and Europe. He currently works with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, creating artwork for an ongoing program. He also serves as an Art Advisor with the Massachusetts Senate.

     His artwork is in many esteemed collections, including:
- Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence, Missouri
- George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia
- Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library in Indianapolis, Indiana

     Travis Simpkins works on projects for the Supreme Council, 33°, NMJ in Lexington, Massachusetts and the Supreme Council, 33°, SJ in Washington, D.C. He also serves as a portrait artist for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, Grand Lodge of New Jersey, Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and other Masonic jurisdictions across North America.
     Recently, a portrait of Major General Henry Knox by Travis Simpkins was placed on permanent display at the Knox Museum as part of a project organized by the Grand Lodge of Maine.

     Travis Simpkins was commissioned by the Worcester Historical Museum to create a series of portraits which were displayed alongside works by colonial-era portraitist, Gilbert Stuart. His draftsmanship has drawn praise from the office of Martin Kemp, art historian and world-renowned authority on Leonardo da Vinci. He has created artwork for bestselling British author Graham Hancock, which has been utilized in promoting Hancock's books, website and lectures at venues such as the National Arts Club in New York City. His artwork has been featured by NASA in a presentation by Colonel Roger Hunter, project manager of the Kepler Mission.

     Travis Simpkins is also a staff member of the Worcester Art Museum, working in different capacities over the past 20 years. His efforts and connections have culminated in the addition of more than 300 works of art to WAM's permanent collection, including 94 woodblock prints by Japanese artist Yoshida Toshi.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Travis Simpkins

Travis Simpkins - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Travis Simpkins - Salisbury Mansion - Worcester Historical Museum

Travis Simpkins - George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Alexandria, Virginia

Travis Simpkins - Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum. Independence, Missouri

Travis Simpkins - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Travis Simpkins. Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA. Senate and Governor's Balcony

Sovereign Grand Commander David A. Glattly, Scottish Rite NMJ, and Travis Simpkins

M.W. Richard Stewart, Past Grand Master of Massachusetts, and Travis Simpkins

Travis Simpkins and M.W. Paul F. Gleason, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts

Travis Simpkins, 32° and Arturo de Hoyos, 33°. House of the Temple . Washington, D.C.