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Willard Downes

 (1908 - 2000)
Willard Downes was active/lived in New York, District Of Columbia, Florida.  Willard Downes is known for illustrator, caricature, landscape.

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The following is a text of the "Downes" from Ramsey Pavitt, from Great Falls, Virginia, and a collector of the artist's work:

Willard Downes, noted illustrator and city resident

Willard Alfred Downes, 92, of Gulfport, Fla., a commercial illustrator and fine arts painter, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Florida.

Mr. Downes was born in Washington and grew up in Fredericksburg. He went to New York City at age 17 to pursue a career as an artist. He spent more than 40 years there as a newspaper, magazine and advertising artist, before he moved back to Fredericksburg in 1978.

In earlier years, Mr. Downes learned the craft of gold leaf and worked with wrought iron. He was hired to help paint billboards for C   ...  Displaying 750 of 4040 characters.

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