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Richard's Downer but not out
artwork by Richard Downer
Richard's colourful painting will be exhibited alongside his illustrations

Leeds College of Art welcome back old boy Richard Downer for an exhibition of his work.

The veteran artist was a student at Leeds College of Art from 1949-1953.

After completing his National Service he began an advertising career in London, spending ten years as an Art Director.

He then became a Design Consultant where his creative work included artwork for may large British institutions.

This work encompassed corporate identities, publications for major companies, stamp designs and many typographical disciplines.

As well as all this he designed British Telecom Telephone Directories, illustrating the directories throughout Britain for fifteen years.

Leeds Town Hall - Richard Downer
Leeds Town Hall as drawn by Richard Downer

Richard was a fellow of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers and President of the Society of Typographic Designers.

He currently draws and paints from his London studio in Kentish Town and the exhibition includes many examples of his recent work as well as illustrations and designs.

The exhibition of Richard Downer's work runs from Monday 22 February until Friday 5 March 2010 at the Vernon Street campus (just off Woodhouse Lane) of the Leeds College of Art.


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