(1927 - 1976)
Robert Downs was active/lived in California. Robert Downs is known for figurative, abstract expression.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Robert Downs studied at the California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland;California
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School of Fine Arts, MFA; and Mills College, Oakland.
Solo Exhibitions:Bolles Gallery, San Francisco 1959.
Selected Exhibitions:The Oakland Museum, California Painter's Exhibition, 1957, 1959;The Oakland Museum, Contemporary Bay Area Figurative Painting, 1957;The Art Bank of the San Francisco Art Association,1959, 60;78th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1959; Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1960; 82nd Annual Painting Exhibition of the San Francisco Art
Institute at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1963;
Awards:San Francisco Art Association Annual 1959;Jack London Square Art Festival, Oakland; Richmond Art Center.
Literature: Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980; Caroline Jones, Bay Area Figurative Art, 1950 - 1956:San Francisco Art Association (Institute) Catalog of the Art Bank.
David J Carlson, Carlson Gallery, California. Carlson's specialty is Post-World War II California artists, and he is preparing a catalogue for a 2004 traveling exhibition of these artists to several California museums.
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