|Style:||Oil on Gouache|
|Size:||26" x 31"|
|Frame:||Yes, gold frame with beige mat|
|Price:||Please Call For Pricing|
In 1952, Downing had his first one-man show, attended by Pablo Picasso, whose simple words of "well done" were encouragement enough to spur Downing on. Downing's work is owned by such museums as the Paris Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as well as the Kentucky Museum in Bowling Green, the Speed Museum in Louisville and the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. Collectors around the world own his work and in 2008 the Joe Downing Museum will open as a featured part of the Jerry Baker Home and Arboretum in Bowling Green. He had showings across the globe, including Tokyo and much of Europe, as well as several shows over the years in Kentucky. Downing's natural creativity led him to write several books of poetry and, most recently, a book about growing up in Horse Cave. The internationally renowned artist died Dec. 29, 2007, at the age of 82. Downing passed away in the village of Menerbes in the Provence region of France, a place where he kept a home for over 40 years.