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 Thomas Downing  (1928 - 1985)

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Lived/Active: District Of Columbia      Known for: modernist-optical, geometric painting

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Thomas Victor Downing (1928-1985)

An abstract painter whose specialty was manipulating saturated acrylic paint to experiment with various shapes and optical color contrasts, Thomas Victor Downing was part of the Washington Color Painters who exhibited together in 1965 at the Washington DC Gallery of Modern Art.  Downing believed that color was the most important focus of a painting and that geometric forms, especially circles, were the most effective shapes to hold color onto a canva (showing 500 of 1254 characters).

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