Maryanne Ellison Simmons

American printmaker

Maryanne Ellison Simmons (born July 16, 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an artist, writer, and the wife of baseball player Ted Simmons. She studied fine art and received her bachelor degree from the University of Michigan in 1971 and her masters degree from Washington University in 1992. In May 1982 she started the quarterly magazine The Waiting Room intended for the wives of professional baseball players. She was an instructor in print making at Washington University from 1992-1996. In 1996 she founded Wildwood Press. From 1996 to 2002 she was the co-director of Island Press.


  • If a woman has her PhD in physics, has mastered quantum theory, plays flawless Chopin, was once a cheerleader, and is now married to a man who plays baseball, she will forever be "former cheerleader married to star athlete."
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