T.F. Šimon (Tavík František Šimon) was a painter, etcher, and woodcut artist. Largely ignored during the Communist era in (then) Czechoslovakia, his work has received greater attention in recent years.
As a student at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, he received a stipend that allowed him to travel to Italy, Belgium, England and France. He had his first solo exhibition in Prague in 1905, and a Paris exhibition in 1906. His extensive travels would eventually also bring him to New York City, London, the Netherlands, Spain, Morocco, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), India, and Japan, images of all of which appear in his work.