Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art

Thomas Downing

(American, 1928–1985)

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Thomas Downing

Untitled, 1970

Price on Request

Biography

Timeline

1928
Born, Suffolk, Virginia
1965 - 1968
Teaching Position, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C.
1970
Teaching Position, New School of Visual Art, New York City, New York
1975
Teaching Position, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
1985
Died, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Exhibitions

2007
NERVE: Perceptual Art of the 1960s, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Lyrical Color: Morris Louis, Gene Davis, Kenneth Noland and the Washington Color School, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC
Washington Color School: Selections from the Artery Collection, International Arts & Artists’ Hillyer Art Space
Generations of the Washington Color School Revisited, The George Washington University Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Washington DC
Thomas Downing: 1963-1976, Addison Ripley Fine Art, Warner Office Building, Washington DC (solo)
2002
Origin of the Dot, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington DC (solo)
1994
Selected Paintings: 1971-1975, Addison/Ripley Gallery, Ltd., Washington, D.C. (solo)
1990 - 1991
Washington Color: The First Generation Painters. Orlando Museum of Art
1989
Tom Downing: 1965-1970, Addison Ripley Gallery, Ltd., Washington, D.C. (solo)
Harm Bouckaert Gallery, New York (solo)

Literature

1973
Bourdon, David. “Washington Letter.” Art International 17(February 1973):22.
1967
Campbell, Lawrence. “Reviews and Previews: Thomas W. Downing.” ARTnews 66 (Summer 1967 ):14.
“Art: Neck & Neck,” Time 90(22 December 1967): 46.
Baro, Gene. “Washington and Detroit.” Studio International 174(July-August 1967):50-51
1966
Alloway, Lawrence. “Background to Systemic,” ARTnews 65(October 1966): 31.
Ashton, Dore. “Exhibition of Systemic Painting at the Guggenheim Museum.” Arts and Architecture 83 (November 1966): 7
1964
Coplans, John. “Post Painterly Abstraction.” Art International 8 (Summer 1964): 5-9.
1962
Ahlander, Leslie Judd. “An Artist Speaks: Tom Downing.” The Washington Post, 9 September 1962, sec. G, p. 4.
“The Emerging Art of Washington.” Art International 6 (November 1962): 30-33.
1956
Edgar, Natalie. “Reviews and Previews: Thomas Downing.” ARTnews 63(February 1965):16.