Simon Albert Bussy began his artistic training began in France. He attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and, after moving to London, exhibited at Leighton House. Bussy married Dorothy Strachey in 1903 and together they discovered their house on their honeymoon near Monaco. The house soon became a popular destination for writers, artists and intellectuals. His work was exhibited in London and in Paris, however after the onset of the First World War Bussy’s reputation fell in France and he settled in London. His work is now in collections such as those of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and the Musee Nationale d’Art Moderne, Paris among others.