Simon graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, with a BA in Art History. Subsequent to graduation, Mr. Simon continued his studio training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he earned the four-year certificate. During this course of study, he was awarded several prizes, including the Stimson Competition (first place), Stewardson competition (second place), Dutrow award, the Mary Butler Award, the PAFA Fellowship Purchase Prize and the Cresson Traveling Scholarship for study in Europe. He has executed both public and private commissions, and has participated in numerous group shows. He had solo debut exhibition at Gross-McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia in December 2003.