Born in San Francisco, CA on June 10, 1884. Downing studied at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute in 1904. He died in San Francisco of Parkinson's disease on Nov. 6, 1931.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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