Bernard Simon (1896-1980), who won praise from The New York Times in 1948 for his “mature and accomplished sculpture figure,” bought this house with his wife, Edna, in 1962. Born in Russia, he studied at the Art School of the Educational Alliance in New York, as did Chaim Gross, Ben Shahn, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and other luminaries. He worked in the United States and in Italy. The municipal art collection includes his handsomely evocative El Toro, carved in Pietrasanta. The Simons purchased No. 562 from the artist John Miley “Jack” Foster, a 1917 Princeton graduate who attended the Art Students League after his service in World War I. He had owned it since 1937.