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John Downes

 (1861 - 1933)
John Ireland Howe Downes was active/lived in Connecticut.  John Downes is known for landscape painting.

Biography   John Downes


A founding member of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club*, John I.H. Downes graduated from Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven and then traveled to Paris to study music and languages.  From 1888 to 1892 he attended the Yale School of the Fine Arts, followed by a year at the Art Students League* in New York and a year at the Ecole des Beaux Arts* in Paris.  He received a B.F.A. from Yale in 1898, and in 1900 became Librarian for the Yale School of the Fine Arts, a job he held until his retirement in 1923.  He painted landscapes in both oil and watercolor and had several one-man shows.  His work is in the Yale University Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Art.

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