Travis Simpkins Creates Portrait of Daniel Silva, Author of the “Gabriel Allon” Novel Series


Recently, artist Travis Simpkins completed a portrait illustration of Daniel Silva, author of the popular “Gabriel Allon” series of espionage / art crime novels. The book series, most of them New York Times Bestsellers, include “The Heist”, “The Rembrandt Affair”, “The Fallen Angel”, “Portrait of a Spy”, “The Kill Artist”, “The English Assassin”, “A Death in Vienna”, “The Confessor”, “Prince of Fire”, “The Messenger”, “Moscow Rules”, “The Secret Servant”, “The English Girl” and “The Defector.” Well-researched and compelling, the novels are deservedly successful, and former President Bill Clinton notes art restorer/secret agent Gabriel Allon as his favorite fictional character.

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Travis Simpkins

Travis Simpkins is a freelance artist, specializing in portrait illustration. His works are in numerous collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. His clients include companies/personalities in the Film, Television, Radio, Music and Publishing industries, law enforcement agencies, museums, universities and municipal institutions. Travis is also a dedicated Art Museum employee and consultant. His efforts and connections have culminated in the addition of 300+ works of Art to the permanent collection of the Worcester Art Museum, including 94 woodblock prints by Toshi Yoshida. Travis' artistic skills have benefited the promotion of WAM programs involving the Audience Engagement, Education, Curatorial, Conservation and Marketing Departments. For the past several years, he has provided security training for newly hired art museum guards. In addition, Travis spent two years working in architectural conservation, aiding in the restoration of an 18th Century historic home in central Massachusetts. His art contributions and museum work have been featured in various publications, newspapers, web features and periodicals. As a professional artist, Travis Simpkins is a highly skilled observer. His unique eye for aesthetic detail, combined with a background in museum collections, preservation, research and security work lends itself perfectly to study, promotion and outreach related to Art Crime, Art History and Archaeology. In addition to Art Crime Illustrated, Travis Simpkins is also a regular contributor to , along with Art Crime and Security experts Anthony Amore (Director of Security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum) and Vicki Oliveri.