Rackstraw Downes Photo

Rackstraw Downes

Born: Nov 8, 1939

Birthplace: Pembury

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rackstraw Downes

Date of Birth : Nov 8, 1939
Birth Place : Pembury

Rackstraw Downes is a British-born realist painter and author. His oil paintings are notable for their meticulous detail accumulated during months of plein-air sessions, depictions of industry and the environment, and elongated compositions with complex perspective.

Also known as


  • Rodney Harry Rackstraw Downes

Awards Won


  • MacArthur Fellowship
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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