Artists > Douglas Downs


“In pursuit of the essence of bird and animal, I use a kind of bronze calligraphy to define the interplay of form and space. Using the play of polar opposites--external and internal, positive and negative space--I establish the boundaries of my artistic experience.”

After a B.A. from Whittier College, I attended Claremont Graduate School in art and Arizona State University in art history.  Then I worked at an art bronze foundry, and with the help of my wife Anne, who is also an artist member of the CAA, I  launched my professional career in 1971. Since then I have won numerous first place awards for sculpture in national and international competitions and am represented in private and public collections throughout the world.

Just for fun, Doug makes elaborate silly paper party hats. Check out his wild creations and watch how he makes them on this entertaining YouTube video.

Doug and his wife Anne Downs did a presentation on their Art & Music. Click here to watch.

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