Joe Downing exhibition records

Abstract

The Joe Downing exhibition records (dated 1957-1964, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) contains correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, invitations, and a broadside relating to a showing of Downing's artwork at Kentucky State College in 1964.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Joe Downing exhibition records
Date
1957-1964, undated (inclusive)
Extent
0.45 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Exhibitions
Art, Modern
Painting
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
69m26: [identification of item], Joe Downing exhibition records, 1957-1964, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Artist Joe Downing (1925-2007) was born in Horse Cave, Kentucky, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He attended Western Kentucky University, the Northern Illinois College of Optometry, and the Chicago Art Institute. In 1950, Downing moved to France to paint, becoming a world-reknowned abstract artist. He lived in the village of Menerbes until his death in 2007.
Sources:
"The Artistic World of Joe Downing" last modified 2009 May 20, http://www.thisfrenchlife.com/thisfrenchlife/2009/05/the-artistic-world-of-joe-downing.html
Scope and Content
The Joe Downing exhibition records (dated 1957-1964, undated; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) contains correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, invitations, and a broadside relating to a showing of Downing's artwork at Kentucky State College in 1964. The collection includes photographs of Joe Downing as well as his paintings; exhibition pamphlets from Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States; and the correspondence of Field Representative, Herbert Finch with other universities, museums, and art galleries concerning the exhibition. Finally, the records include the invitations and broadside used to advertise the exhibition.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Joe Downing polaroids, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Photographs of paintings, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Kentucky State College Downing Exhibition reception invitations, 1964 March 22

  • Box 1, folder 3
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International Joe Downing Exhibit pamphlets, 1957-1962

  • Box 1, folder 4-7
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Image of Joe Downing painting on book cover of Marguerite Duras' Moderato Contable, 1958

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Herbert Finch, Kentucky State College Field Representative, correspondence about the exhibition, 1962 August 30-1964 July 2

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Exhibition reception broadside, 1964 March 22

  • Box 1, folder 10
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