Alice Sherman Simpson

Alice Simpson


Since 1992, I’ve created more than two dozen Unique and Limited Edition artist books based upon my passion—Swing, Rumba, Hip-Hop, Tango, Dance Marathons, dances of the Elizabethan period, and most recently iconic figures of dance. With a lifetime of experience in drawing, painting and sculpting the figure, my hand-painted and limited edition books have been of interest to university and library dance collections as well as dance enthusiasts and have been purchased by more than forty international Rare Book collections. In 2015, Harper Collins published my debut novel BALLROOM, inspired by one of my early artist books.


  • Artists’ Books
  • Editions & Multiples
  • Sculptural Books
  • Calligraphy
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Fibers
  • Literary/Writing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Theater
RUMBA – Alice Sherman Simpson
11.5” x 12.5” x 1″
Hand painted paste papers – two sides 
BALLROOM – Alice Sherman Simpson
11” x 13” x .50″ – Watercolor on Arches
Inspiration for BALLROOM, the novel (HarperCollins)
DIRTY DANCING – Alice Sherman Simpson
10” x 10” x 45”  
Watercolor on Canson 
DANCING! Alice Sherman Simpson
17”H x 11”W x 1”D x approx. 9’.5 open    
Original paste papers, watercolor, shagreen cover, thread stitching and beads  
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING! –  Alice Sherman Simpson – Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts Dance Collection
12” x 5.5” x 1” 
Watercolor on Arches, pastepaper, thread stitching

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